I have learned that planning for a dreaded disease event and experiencing it as a family are very different things. I had no idea how much time would need to be invested in the administration that goes along with several different doctors and their accounts, the tax queries on legitimate medical claims and then the time drain of waiting. You always wait in doctors rooms, no matter the appointment time. Then you wait for the test results and you wait to get better.
We had medical insurance policies for the family because more than 25 years ago our insurance broker convinced us that medical aids would be for the masses and could never deliver sufficient medical cover to cater for our family needs. All I can say is thank goodness we now have medical aid, cancer treatment would have been very different without it.