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Medical Schemes Act: proposed amendments to PMBs

Proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act signal a victory for millions of medical scheme beneficiaries and allow for a more equitable and sustainable healthcare system in South Africa.

Medical Aid schemes are squeezing Community pharmacies and consumers

The Independent Community Pharmacy Association is challenging the Council of Medical Schemes to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes, to do away with closed DSP’s and to re-look at the way co-payments are calculated, as the current structure does not have the interests of the consumer or pharmacies at heart.

The best medical aid in SA

Consumer expectations are not being met when it comes to medical aids, but in a survey Bonitas came out tops.

'How Discovery Health messed us around'

A disgruntled couple, who were on Discovery Health's Classic Comprehensive Plan, believe customers are expected to pay for the fund management's errors. Discovery Health responds.

SA urged not to adopt American NHI model

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the government is pressing ahead with the National Health Insurance, adding that the country has been urged not to follow the American model.

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Willem du Plessis says...

The figures presented by the FARR in its report is definitely inaccurate. There aren't even 3mil children born in SA each year. This is a very important issue, and a concerning... Born drunk: Cape teen defies the evils of alcoholism
Could PMBs be on the way out?

Prescribed Minimum Benefits, according to the Council for Medical Schemes, is a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the option they have chosen.

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