Report: Summary of Competition Commission submissions

Report: Summary of Competition Commission submissions

Public interest organisation Section27 has summarised inputs from the Department of Health, medical schemes, civil society and others on documents set to form the base of the Competition Commission market inquiry into the private health care sector.

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Section27On 6 January 2014, South Africa’s Competition Commission began a market inquiry, or investigation, into the private health sector following concerns about the high price of health care in the sector.

The market inquiry will examine why the private sector may not be working effectively. The commission will ultimately make recommendations to improve the private sector to protect consumer interests while markets remain fair and competitive.

On 1 August, the commission issued its “call for submissions,” kicking off its investigative phase.

Section27 has summarised various inputs on the commission’s draft statement of issues as well as guidelines for participation.

Read Section27’s summary: Summarised inputs on statement of issues and participation guideslines

You can also download Section27’s full submissions below: