England 19/07/2013 – As concerns about the standard of care and speed of treatment increase, more and more people in UK are considering taking out some form of health care plan.
The vast majority of people simply cannot afford to sit on a long waiting list before getting treatment. They need to get back to work as soon as possible, which means a visit to a private osteopathic, physiotherapist or alternative therapist. However, not everyone has enough spare cash to allow them to do this. As a result, they are increasingly looking at medical cash plans as a way of spreading the cost of private treatment and ensuring they can access extra healthcare when they need to.
Fortunately, in the UK, there is a good range of healthcare plans to choose from, and interest in all forms of health care plans is on the increase. The fact that medical cash plans are the most affordable of the healthcare products available is what has led to an increase in interest in them.
The most basic plans cover things like dental care and prescriptions for eyewear. However, increasingly UK residents are seeking out plans that will assist them with other forms of medical treatment.
One of the biggest worries people have is the waiting time between seeing their GP and seeing a consultant for a diagnosis. As a result, those medical cash plans that cover the cost of private diagnostic tests are the ones that are attracting the most interest at the moment. The more well established medical cash plans also provide a second opinion service, to allow patients who are worried to get another doctors opinion quickly without having to pay a fortune to do so.
Older plans are the most popular
Interestingly, some of these medical cash plans have been around for over 100 years. Some were established prior to the NHS to help people to get basic medical care. One of the oldest of them, Medicash, was established over 140 years ago. They have seen interest in their service steadily increase as more and more health scandal stories have been published, and it is a trend they expect to see continue.
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