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25 January 2012

Discovery Health: chronic meds shock

Discovery Health members are up in arms about two issues: the new limits on allied therapeutic services, and an increase in the co-payments of certain chronic medications.

Discovery Health members are up in arms about two issues: the new limits on allied therapeutic services, and a sudden increase in the co-payments of certain chronic medications.

In a statement on Discovery Health's homepage, Dr Jonathan Broomberg stated that "abuse of medical scheme benefits resulted in the majority of members paying inappropriately for a small minority. This challenge forms part of the broader 'abuse factor' which medical schemes need to address".

 
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