Good healthcare and private medical treatment are often just out of reach. In South Africa, fewer than 1 in 5 people* are members of a Medical Aid Scheme which gives them access to private medical treatment and healthcare.
The other 80% of the population** depend on either public sector health facilities, or fund costs privately. The enormous load on the public health system has resulted in long waits for basic medical care and in some cases, patients simply do not get access to quality treatment. With medical insurance, you have access to benefits like unlimited private Network GP visits and acute medicine, but without the expensive cost of private medical care! It can also be used as a top-up product for when your medical aid saving runs out.