New law change may leave some medical aid members with massive medical expenses

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposed amendments to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act has been published for public comment.

These amendments end a long-running industry row over the extent to which medical schemes are liable for their members’ bills.

Some critics say the amendments roll back consumers’ rights and leave them vulnerable to potentially catastrophic medical expenses.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Dr. Jonathan Bromberg, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Health.

Scroll down to listen to the interview.

A small number of members are affected by these amendments. Medical schemes that do not have payment arrangements with doctors will expose their members to unexpected expenses.

Dr. Jonathan Bromberg

This article first appeared on 702 : New law change may leave some medical aid members with massive medical expenses


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