Pretenders to the throne of affordable healthcare?

Chris Bateman


If medical aids are forced to pay the full fee charged by doctors, as the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) insists they do, then either medical aid subscriptions will become unaffordable or schemes will collapse, denying people their constitutional rights. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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National Health Insurance; regulation 8; primary healthcare; Prescribed Minimum Benefits; Council for Medical Schemes

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(12):885-886. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7691

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Date submitted: 2013-11-05
Date published: 2013-11-07

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