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The medical aid saga continues

Yesterday on Midday Report, the Department of Health’s Deputy Director General Dr Anban Pillay said that it was not the intention of new proposed regulations around prescribed minimum benefits for medical aids to force people to have to pay in for certain treatments.

But on Monday, Health Economist Professor Alex van den Heever said that people probably would have to pay in for certain treatments - that are paid by medical aids at the moment.

An attorney, Umunyana Rugege of the organization Section 27 weighs-in on this issue.


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