Universal coverage possible – with private sector support

Chris Bateman


The private healthcare sector could, ‘within a comparatively short time span’, hugely relieve its over-burdened public counterpart by nearly doubling its current medical scheme coverage of the population from 17% to 30%. This private subsidy would increase the government’s public sector per capita health spend by up to 19%. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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Hospital Association of South Africa; primary healthcare

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(1):8-9. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7797

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Date submitted: 2013-11-26
Date published: 2013-11-27

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