Patients to cough up (& cough more) as doctors give medical aid ultimatum

Patients to cough up (& cough more) as doctors give medical aid ultimatum.

This week, thefirst first family (for there has only been one… really.) continued to celebrate the birth of the newest addition to theirmultigenerational family in plush surroundings kusingapore (Could be Singapore or where politicians are healed, but continue to go as if havapore). Meanwhile, mostZimbabweans (in Zimbabwe) must continue to rely on a healthcare system that is sicker than those it is intended to serve. They can ill-afford a trip to the doctor – let alone to qSingapore. The juxtaposition of thelived realities of Zimbabweans is already stark. One would imagine it could not possibly get any worse…

but it could.

From 1 July 2016, the Zimbabwe Medical Association announced that private healthcare providers will no longer accept medical aidif outstanding fees are not paid. In countries where healthcare is generally affordable to the masses and where the public sector actually provides healthcare, such a move would alsonot…

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