Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-06-05

Q.

Need assistance with legal obligations of medical aids to support diabetes.

If a patient is currently using insulin injections and join a new medical aid, can the new medical aid refuse (for 12 months) to pay for the insulin injections?

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert

Medical aids may apply certain rules and regulations as long as it is according to the medical schemes act. One of these rules are that they may have a time period that you have to wait before you can claim for certain pre-existing conditions.

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