It’s gap cover galore as medical aid goes through the roof

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It’s gap cover galore as medical aid goes through the roof

Older, sicker people are among reasons for Discovery hiking medical aid by 10%

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Consumers will face another year of above-inflation medical aid increases, with Discovery medical aid plans set to increase by 10%.

However, Discovery says this increase is less than its inflation costs, which it says are about 12%.

The reason given for the 10% hike is a mix of consumer inflation plus an increasing number of older people on medical aid plans and sicker people using more health care...

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