n South African Medical Journal - Pretenders to the throne of affordable healthcare? : izindaba

Volume 103, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



If medical aids are forced to pay the full fee charged by doctors, as the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) insists they do, then either medical aid subscriptions will become unaffordable or schemes will collapse, denying people their constitutional rights. This is the view of Dr Humphrey Zokufa of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), which represents over 70% of existing medical aid schemes. He signalled to the BHF's intention to forge ahead in securing either a High Court or Constitutional Court interpretation of the contentious Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act.

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