Stabilise medical schemes, reduce NHI patient burden - Discovery

Chris Bateman


Smarter solvency legislation and urgently revisiting the creation of a risk equalization fund would enable private medical schemes to help a budding NHI shoulder patient burdens when most needed, Discovery Health’s CEO, Dr Jonathan Broomberg says.

Broomberg, a former co-chair of a pivotal government committee of enquiry into health reforms in 2007, told the Hospital Association of South Africa, HASA, conference last month that stabilising the medical schemes environment would support the successful emergence of an NHI.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Medical aid solvency legislation, risk equalisation, national health insurance

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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(11):797.

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Date submitted: 2011-10-03
Date published: 2011-11-01

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