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Warning: SA's centrist medical schemes strategy will bring higher costs and poorer quality

 16 May 18
News from the medical schemes regulator, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), that it is pressing ahead with a draft consultative framework on compelling the consolidation of medical schemes, tells us that the proposed National Health Insurance (NH…

The empire of the competition regime

 15 May 18
In the Common Law-Supreme Court framework, there is one law for the whole country crafted over centuries by the Supreme Court.…

The empire of medical schemes

15 May 18   Robert W Vivian
In recent days, many consumers, no doubt, have been receiving strange letters from their insurance brokers telling them that as a consequence of “demarcation regulations” which come into operation this year, the cover provided by certain medical expe…

The private medical scheme is in an extremely precarious situation

05 Mar 18   Jasson Urbach
The Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into private healthcare confirmed – at great expense – what many people have known for years: the private medical scheme market is in an extremely precarious situation caused by government poli…

NHI tax credit conundrum

11 Oct 17   Dr Johann Serfontein
Removal of tax credits and employer subsidies might seem like low hanging funding fruit, but the implications could prove severe…