Top medical aids are breaking the law, risking lives, claim doctors

Patients’ lives are often at risk because their medical aids refuse to pay for their treatment, says professor Chris Joseph, a member of the SA Private Practitioners Forum.

Joseph, an ear, neck and throat surgeon, is one of 3,500 private practice specialists who have complained to the medical aid regulator – the Council for Medical Schemes – about SA’s two largest medical aids, Discovery Medical Scheme and Government Employee Medical Schemes.

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