n Mental Health Matters - Medical Scheme PMB Regulations under the knife : guest editorial

Volume 2, Issue 4
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As a healthcare practitioner, and possibly a medical aid member, you have likely come across the legally enforced prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) due to every member, irrespective of their selected benefit package. In July this year, Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi published for public comment an amendment to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act - a regulation that governs the provision and cover of PMBs. This proposed law change has sparked criticism from various parties, including patient advocacy groups, which fear that the amendment would lead to unaffordable co-payments, restricting access to healthcare services.

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