There is a risk that the Health Market Inquiry’s recommendations on the private health sector will be disregarded by government as they do not align with the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, warn health activists. But are the two mutually exclusive? And what are the government’s plans? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green finds out.
The Competition Commission’s inquiry into private healthcare has changed focus, with medical schemes and administrators doing their best to blame others for the cause high price of private care.
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.
Section27 has summarized the first three days of litigation in case brought against auditing company KPMG in regards to its possible involvement in South Africa’s Competition Commission’s market inquiry into private health care.