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Medical aid system: Change way overdue

Chris Bateman

Abstract


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.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Medical Aids Schemes, fraud, exploitation

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(3):118-120.

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-01-31
Date published: 2012-02-23

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