The best medical aid in South Africa, like the cheapest medical aid, are highly sought after companies and products that essentially do not exist. The fact of the matter is that no medical aid can truly claim to be better than another. All medical aids essentially offer the same products with the same benefits at approximately the same price. Some medical aid companies have a larger member base. Others have a stronger financial record with larger reserves. However, whether these factors alone can be considered to make one medical aid the best from the lot depends on perception.