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An overview of the timeline of the Health Market Inquiry

On Friday the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) published a revised Terms of Reference (ToR), announcing a further postponement in the publication of its final report and recommendations,  from 30 November 2018 to 29 March 2019. This the latest in a [...]

The Competition Amendment Bill – An Economist’s View on Select Items

By Helen Kean The second version of the Competition Amendment Bill was published on 5 July 2018. Econex’s summary of the first version, published on 1 December 2017, may be found here. As there are now numerous summaries of what [...]

Universal access and lower healthcare prices: Assessing the likely success of the NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills

By Dr Paula Armstrong On 21 June 2018, the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI Bill) and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill (MSA Bill). The Minister explained that the overarching objectives of the [...]

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Interestig behavioural economics experiment. Might be a bit theoretical.... https://t.co/5Sp05WqLAp 
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Economist Helen Kean quoted on the Competition Amendment Bill https://t.co/KXlevG7XzX 
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RT @bronwynnortje:Thanks, Karin. It might have been (vaguely) possible once, but under current circumstances the NHI an empty promise… https://t.co/PSlHbLdp4q