Council for Medical Schemes braves the tightrope between funders and the poor

Chris Bateman


A new regulatory framework will in January 2016 enable medical schemes to offer low-cost, limited-benefit primary care medical aid, expanding private healthcare coverage by an extra 12.7 million people (from the current decade-long-stagnant higher-income 8.7 million members).

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Chris Bateman, Health and Medical Publishing Group, South Africa

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Council for Medical Schemes; CMS; Primary care medical aid; Low cost; Limited benefit

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South African Medical Journal 2015;105(11):889. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2015.v105i11.10199

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Date submitted: 2015-10-13
Date published: 2015-10-16

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