Johannesburg - National consumer commissioner Mamodupi
Mahlala-Mulaudzi wants a clause in the Medical Schemes Act declared
unconstitutional for discriminating against pregnant women, according to a
report on Tuesday.
Sake24 reported that three medical schemes had received a
notice that the commissioner had started legal steps to address a clause
allowing medical schemes to insist on waiting periods for new members.
The commissioner argued that this clause discriminated
against new members who were pregnant, because these women would not be covered
when they gave birth.