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The Davis Tax Committee on funding NHI: Spending requirements are large, and trade-offs are unavoidable

By Dr Paula Armstrong & Elize Rich Yesterday, the Davis Tax Committee (DTC) released its report on financing of the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) for South Africa. The DTC was established in 2013 by the Minister of Finance with [...]

(More) policy uncertainty: Medical schemes under the NHI

By Dr Paula Armstrong Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba presented his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Many stakeholders in the healthcare space kept a watchful eye for any indication of funding mechanisms for [...]

Obesity, ‘nudges’, and relevance to economics

By Helen Kean On October 9th, the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics went to Richard Thaler, a contributor to ‘behavioural economics’ and an advocate of economic ‘nudges’. The former relates to the psychology and economics of individuals in their everyday [...]

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