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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 [...]

Overview of high-level findings and recommendations by the HMI Panel

By Dr Paula Armstrong The Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) Panel commenced its inquiry into the state of competition in the private healthcare sector on 6 January 2014. On 5 July 2018, the Panel released its provisional recommendations, inviting [...]

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