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
Dear doctors Look, I understand that you are angry about the proposed changes to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act. If I was in your position I would also be angry at what I perceive as a threat to my business (and my lifestyle). However… While I support your assertion that healthcare practitioners should be compensated… Continue reading Dear Doctors
I think some people need to read this Wikipedia article. 250 people is not a large enough sample to make valid inferences about the entire population. The demographic data of medical scheme beneficiaries I have seen does not reflect a massive exodus of pensioners from medical schemes. At all.
I was reminded of a joke while reading an open letter that was apparently first published in the South African Gastroenterology Review and has been making the rounds on the Internet. Did I say open letter? Go download (backup copy) the bloody thing. It reads more like the manifesto for a popular revolt – something… Continue reading Revolting
In response to criticism of my writing style I promise not to use any parentheses in this post. Today the Department of Health announced that the Minister of Health has graciously granted a 5.8% increase in the Single Exit Prices of medicines. While this was probably to be expected Big Pharma is not happy. The… Continue reading Startling Entropy Pivot
The annual CXMS Irresponsibility in Journalism award goes to someone at Fin24 for their entry Consumers ditching pricy medical aid.
Dear Dr Monwabisi Gantsho I have just read Press Release 16 of 2012 and really I have only one question for you:
Neil has a BMI of 42. He also has high cholesterol and hypertension. While he hasn’t been diagnosed with diabetes, his blood sugar level is consistently on the high side.
This is a bit older but I see Clicks has announced plans to spend a bit of money on expansion and refurbishment. I hope they spend it wisely – all indications are there aren’t many pharmacists to hire with the money.
I have no idea what he actually looks like but whenever I read anything that has been touched by Stan Eiser I always picture a grizzled old man hacking away on a “document” that will “expose” the medical schemes industry. In my imagination he stops every now and then to shout incoherently at the computer… Continue reading Graaaaaaagh!