MEdical Aid (as Healthcare Insurance is known in South Africa) covers all conditions from day 1 if the new applicant can show that they have been a member of a different Medical Aid until joining of the new medical aid.I was wondering if private health insurance in South Africa covers pre-existing conditions.
I am a Breast Cancer survivor. The USA has laws protecting against exclusions.
By law, no condition can be excluded, the only limitation you could face, is a window period of three months, and, in the event of you being pregnant, upon the birth of the child, whereafter both mother and baby would be covered automatically.Quicksmile, even an American one?
AFIK,that is only if they have been a member of a South African Medical Aid.
my comment about hypertension related to an friend from London on Contract in SA, he had Medical Insurance in the UK etc..his hyper tension and any illness arising as a result of, was excluded or prescribed in amount.
That effectively limited treatment for either a heart attack or a stroke.
Suggest the poster emails Discovery Health and asks them