Good evening class. Your assignment today is to watch the video below and write an essay of no more than 1,000 words on the parallels between South Africa and the USA in the context of health coverage.
Epic Failure. Extra strength for those special times when your best isn’t good enough and nobody else cares. This week can seriously go fuck itself.
The Council Against Medical Schemes has won. While another year like 2016 will finally put it out of its misery, the medical schemes industry is dead. Sure, it’s still walking and talking as if it’s business as usual, but it has begin to smell bad and bits keep dropping off. Some are still holding out… Continue reading I wonder what this blog will mean now it’s done
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So Aaron Motsoaledi “has reiterated his position that private healthcare is exorbitantly priced, supporting recent findings by the World Health Organisation (WHO).” He goes on to state “Those that are here not only attacked the facts but also the methodology of the report. As for me, I will challenge anyone who says that there is… Continue reading When understanding fails
The C4MS decided that a good use of its time and resources was to renew its Vision and Mission. They felt so proud of it they wrote an actual circular about it. When I read it I had a mini throw up made of muesli and yoghurt mixed with black coffee. I hate these things on principle because,… Continue reading Mini throw up
Finally, after many years of unfulfilled promises we get the NHI white paper! I actually believe that even Motsoaledi was taken by surprise. He certainly wasn’t well prepared for his briefing this morning. You can grab a copy here on the government website. Uncle Aaron was quite proud that it is 97 pages and has “over… Continue reading Finally…we get the booby prize
Kudos to Bronwyn Nortje for asking some very relevant questions about the sudden retraction of the Low Cost Benefit Option framework. I agree that the timing of the retraction seems a bit suspicious. On the other hand I also believe that the retracted framework had some deep flaws and that the process was more than just… Continue reading What’s going on?
The C4MS’s Circular 62 of 2015 informs us that “following various submissions relating to the proposed package” received by the C4MS as well as the DoH, it is retracting the Low Cost Benefits Package as set out in Circular 54. Presumably this means that any medical schemes who were planning to introduce LCBO products in 2016… Continue reading Backsies
‘The South African Communist Party objects to the C4MS’s framework for Low Cost Benefit Options and lays out its argument in this declaration from the SACP Gauteng Lekgotla Declaration (the link for the same document on the SACP’s own website is completely empty for some reason) The financialisation of the health sector continues to be pursued… Continue reading We no likey