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Interesting articles about the Medical Aid industry and Medshield position in it
Posted in Articles   |   November 3rd, 2020
No one deliberately
sets out to plan and do something so irresponsible or hazardous that is likely
to land them in hospital, but accidents and unforeseen events that necessitate in-patient
medical intervention or treatment do occur.
Nevertheless, you never know what can happen, nor when the feared, mysterious, unforeseen “it” will rear its head and strike, requiring you to be hospitalised – briefly or for an undetermined, potentially lengthy period of time, much less the associated in-hospital costs incurred. The cost of living, particularly in South Africa, has risen dramatically in recent times.
Rising Healthcare Costs
Rising medical and healthcare costs are a reflection of this trend, intensified by a lack of sufficient state resources required to provide a growing population with well-intended, free universal healthcare for all. The numbers just do not add up – too many patients are awaiting assistance at government hospitals and clinics, versus the limited number of doctors, specialists, nurses, functioning equipment, stocks of medicines in hospital pharmacies, and even beds for patients requiring admission.
Long Wait and Hefty Out-of-Pocket Payment
If you or
a member of your family were to require urgent or emergency hospitalisation,
how would you (and they) feel about waiting in a long queue to be seen and
assessed by a medical practitioner when the patient is unwell and there is no
private healthcare plan in place?
still, how would you cope with an account for hospitalisation that includes
medical specialists, life-saving surgery, theatre and anaesthetists’ fees, and
a host of incidental items that all add up to a hefty, prohibitive total amount
of money that you simply cannot afford to pay out of your own pocket?
Comprehensive Medical Aid or Hospital Plan
A fully comprehensive medical aid option with maximum cover always has to be the first choice, because it covers the widest range of medical conditions, treatments, and resultant claims. Nevertheless, exercising this option may not be possible for various reasons.
of these scenarios and with the current South African economic and healthcare
conditions, it is essential to have membership of a private, unlimited hospital
plan, at the very least.
medical aid options include major medical emergency hospitalisation and
specified in-patient procedures and treatments, depending on the medical aid plan
selected by the principal member of the scheme. A variety of procedures,
devices, or rehabilitation services may be included, excluded, or subject to
terms and conditions – again depending on the plan.
importantly, your most vital and essential in-hospital medical needs are
covered by all of Medshield’s innovative, easily understood medical cover
options, enabling you to select the plan that best suits you, your needs, and
your budget. Rest assured in the knowledge that your most crucial medical cover
is provided by Medshield.
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