South Africa: Competition Vital to Private Healthcare

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Kevin Aron, MD of Medscheme, South Africa’s second largest medical aid group, has warned that private hospital costs were unsustainable. He also said perceptions that medical aid schemes were offering less value for money were gaining ground. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi last year described the cost of private healthcare as “predatory”, and warned there would be further regulation unless costs were managed. Mr Aron said the industry was under pressure over high costs and private healthcare needed to reposition itself for sustainability. Click here to continue reading