Blood money

Blood money

Medical aid uses technical loophole to squirm out of paying for life-and-death operation. "There when you need us most", is the reassuring slogan used by Compcare Wellness – but sadly for the Duarte family, it has proved an empty promise in their darkest hour. In a case which is literally a matter of life or death, the medical insurer has given them the cold shoulder, refusing to pay, on an outdated technical point.

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