Home > Medical schemes > News News Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals A new analysis found that some US hospitals are spending more money on postoperative care, but not actually saving people's lives. The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA See how your medical aid fared as members reveal which plans met their expectations and which ones left much to be desired. Prof Adrè Schreuder speaks to Health24 about the survey. Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claims Doctors providing fraudulent sick notes to members and then claiming for a consultation is just one of the scams uncovered by Discovery Health, CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg tells Health24. Gordhan outlines initial focus of NHI The initial priorities of the National HealthFfund include maternal health, family planning services, the integrated school health programme and improving the services for people with disabilities, the elderly and “mentally ill patients” Potential amalgamation between Bonitas medical fund and Liberty medical scheme Two of South Africa’s most prominent medical schemes, Bonitas Medical Fund (‘Bonitas’) and Liberty Medical Scheme (‘LMS’), are in discussions to amalgamate to create an even stronger and more sustainable medical scheme. Medical schemes may not force you to go to state hospitals for PMBs A decision by the Supreme Court of Appeal that medical schemes may not use their rules to try to evade their duties to pay for Prescribed Minimum Benefits will remain in force. PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Prescribed Minimum Benefits: must a scheme pay in full, at cost for these 270 conditions? The battle rages on, despite judgments in several court cases. 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. We spoke to Discovery Vitality's CEO about recent changes to rewards Dr Shrey Viranna told us about fitness tracking apps that will be delisted, and just how high different users will have to get their heart rates to earn points. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.