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Prices set by state not a good idea

Compulsory package of benefits known as prescribed minimum benefits should be scrapped in full, writes Jasson Urbach

Medical aid change to benefit funders

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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s latest proposals likely to prejudice members of schemes

Proposed medical schemes change misunderstood, says state

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Controversial plans to limit responsibility of medical schemes for paying prescribed minimum benefits never intended to leave patients footing part of bills

Private healthcare sector capable of serving twice as many patients

Dr Brian Ruff addresses the BHF Southern African Conference on healthcare accountability on Monday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Private healthcare sector can serve twice as many patients if it provides better primary care services and admits fewer patients to hospital, conference hears

MPs to inspect rehabilitation centres in Northern Cape

Carnarvon, in the Northern Cape.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

MPs to inspect facilities aimed at tackling substance-abuse problem‚ which is linked to high incidences of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder


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