Our expert says:
I wish the Dept of Health would kep a close eye on Medical Aid schemes that refuse to cover major health needs, and remind them that the constitution does not allow discrimination on the basis of having one type of illness rather than another.
OT and Chiropraxy have veruy little good scientific evidence of value, and should not be pumped with scientifically validated psychiatric and psychological therapies - its ignorant of medical Aids to do so. Similarly, it's nonsense for them to treat Major Depressiopn and Bipolar Disorder differently.
Payment for psychotherapy should depend on it being psychotherapy, and not on whether it is delivered by a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
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