JEREMY THOMAS: My big Discovery — I’m a taker, not a giver (and there’s an alien aubergine in my belly)
After years of grudging payments to my medical aid, a serious illness has finally brought payback
I’m sorry, it’s all my fault. I used to be like you, grousing that my medical aid savings had run out by April and that I had to spend the rest of the year paying for my own GP visits and cough syrup. Life was one long self-payment gap.
I used to wonder why I paid so much to Discovery and only got a pair of specs or a dental crown out of the deal. Where did the rest of the money go, because I sure as heck wasn’t seeing any of it?