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Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme

So what is the difference between medical insurance and a medical scheme? The amendment to the Demarcation Act aims to clear this up once and for all.

Why you shouldn't cancel your medical aid cover

Saving on your monthly contribution might seem as a good idea until a family emergency and your hospital bill put a dent in your pocket. Here are a few reasons why cancelling your medical aid is not really a money-saver.

Medical aid resolutions for 2016

Medical aid may not be the sexiest New Year's resolutions subject, but thinking about it could be just as important as vowing to drop a few kilograms or quit smoking.

Who should decide what medical treatment you need?

It has emerged that medical funders are dictating to private hospital groups what treatment should be offered by healthcare professionals who use their facilities in treating patients, leading to cheaper but probably inappropriate care.

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