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Inexpensive health insurance products that offer GP visits to lower-income members have received another two-year reprieve in a widely expected extension by the medical aid regulator letting them go on operating. 

Some saw the insurance products, which cost a few hundred rand and usually subsidise private doctor visits, as undermining medical aids. They were to be scrapped, but were given a two-year exemption from 2017 to 2019. ..

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