For more than four years, the Competition Commission has probed exactly why private healthcare in South Africa costs so much. Now, the body releases its much anticipated final report. Will it find evidence of dodgy dealings and collusion? Find out.
Instituted by former Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, the inquiry is thought to be crucial to the country’s move towards a National Health Insurance under which the government will have to begin buying services from what some argue is a pricey private sector.
Watch the launch of the Commission’s final report
Then, take a look back at South Africa’s most extensive investigation into private healthcare from medical aids to laboratory services.
- Too much of a good thing: SA’s epidemic of over-treatment is paying off for hospitals
- Why medical aids are putting the price of a safe delivery on some women’s pockets
- ‘Without waiting periods, medical aids couldn’t survive,’ Discovery says
- Read: The Competition Commission’s preliminary findings on the private healthcare sector
- Are the medical aids really fleecing you?
- National Health Insurance: Is this medical aid paving the way to a new era in benefits?