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Private healthcare loses more than R22-billion a year to fraud, waste

The Special Investigating Unit says it is actively targeting healthcare fraudsters.

Private healthcare market inquiry cost R196m – Patel

Public hearings took place in 2016, and the commission received written reports and feedback from 175 stakeholders

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won’t work with governments.

‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’

Association argues statistics skew the view of private hospital costs after international study questions facilities' affordability.

Private healthcare inquiry counts cost of medical aid

Prescribed minimum benefits dominated the public hearings at the start of the Competition Commission's inquiry into the private healthcare market.

Dental work’s a kick in the teeth

Many dental assistants in private practices are paid very little and have to do menial tasks.

Medical aids have dentists over a barrel

Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.

Comment: Restore medical aids to good health

Private healthcare is meant to support public health, but it must be kept in check.

Maximum intervention prescribed

The HPCSA failed to rein in medical aid schemes — now it’s up to the Competition Commission

Mediclinic drops R3-billion after share sale to fund acquisitions

The company stock dropped 4.7% after a share sale to institutional investors to generate cash for investment opportunities.

The cost malady; Foresight is 2020

Vital changes need to ?be made in healthcare to give patients better value for their money.

Mediclinic profit increases as more South Africans turn to private health

Mediclinic International has seen an increase in full-year profit as more patients have visited its hospitals and spent more money per visit.

Publicly waiting for x-rays, privately abandoning all hope

In the state sector, not everyone is equal. Some of us have to pay an arm, a leg and a full working day.

Comment: Preventative care will lower costs

Better-quality primary healthcare would result in lower medical aid premiums.

Right of reply: Motsoaledi makes fools of us

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has left serious questions about the National Health Insurance scheme unanswered, writes Chris Archer.

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