Saudi Arabia - Medical insurance game runs over patients’ pain
Thursday, 04 23 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Saudi Arabia
At the time when public sector employees, particularly in the education sector, battle for medical insurance as an alternative to what they see as weak public hospitals, other eligible policy holders in the private sector believe that manipulation from companies caused insurance to lose its value amid the absence of control and due to weak regulations criminalizing such actions. Day after day, one company refrains to pay treatment or emergency surgery dues for a patient or a drug invoice to another patient, despite their critical situation. Thus, the patient does not find a way to recover or restore the paid bill. Being the victims, they stand still unable to do anything but scream, and feel the pain, at the time when insurance companies multiply their profits, and hospitals double their visitors when patients’ sorrows worsen. So, why the patient is always the victim? Is solidarity the purpose of medical insurance and to save distressed patients in troubled times or is it exploited by some investors to raise their shares’ value.
Source: Okaz Newspaper