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
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
Oh goody! It’s opening night and the show is about to start. In case you haven’t heard, The DoH has gone ahead and announced proposed changes to the Regulations to the Medical Schemes Act. By far the most controversial aspect is the proposed changes to Regulation 8… As I have said previously, this is going to create… Continue reading Ignition in 3, 2, 1…
No person in the history of the world has ever been able to provide a satisfying definition for that unique combination of words “public relations”. The inability to provide a clear definition has much to do with the fact that there is no single activity associated with the job of public relations officer, which is… Continue reading Spin to win
So our regulator is giving out advice on choosing a benefit option and/or medical scheme. Five things: Based on their track record I’m loath to take advice from these guys, even if it is free (as in candy). Giving out proper advice on which scheme and option to choose constitutes financial advice, which means that a person… Continue reading Trust me I know what I’m doing
According to Personal Finance, the C4MS published something recently about the true costs of PMBs. (If you have a copy of the CMS document or a link to it please post it in the comments or send it to our mailbag)
Long ago (I don’t remember when) in the land of private healthcare funding there was a tribe called Medshield. The tribe was ruled over by a council of old men (and one token woman).
I want to be clear. In spite of the fact that it would mean the loss of a gold mine of material for this blog I imagine that the number of people who would like to see Gung-ho Gantsho go more than I do can be counted on one hand. As this week goes on… Continue reading Untouchable?
More details on what Gung-ho is being accused of here at Business Day. Accusations are easy to make. What I’m wondering now is what kind of proof Langa has. E-mail doesn’t count as it is too easy to forge. Either money would have to had change hands to leave an audit trail or he must… Continue reading The alleged allegations
From the “is this really happening?” department we have THIS press release from the C4MS, dated Friday. Allegations of corruption against the Registrar! Surely no-one would stoop so low? Is this the beginning of the end of the desolation left by the most destructive precision guided stupid bomb in history? Maybe. Notice that they are… Continue reading OMG!