Medical aid system: Change way overdue
The South African medical aid system has evolved in such a way (fragmented risk pools, legally beholden to prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs), a free-for-all on provider tariffs), that there’s little wonder it’s adversarial and riven with antagonism, exploitation and mistrust.
Chris Bateman, HMPG
Medical Aids Schemes, fraud, exploitation
Cite this article
South African Medical Journal 2012;102(3):118-120.
Date submitted: 2012-01-31
Date published: 2012-02-23
Abstract views: 2064
Full text views: 6448
Comments on this article
*Read our policy for posting comments here