The recently released HMI Report is the outcome of a five-year investigation by the Competition Commission and one of the most comprehensive and in-depth critiques of the private health sector ever published. The 260-page Report criticises the industry’s lack of effective competition and finds that the lack of competition within the sector significantly contributes to the lack of affordability.
Join us for our next not-to-be-missed Seminar, when HMI Commissioner, Dr Ntuthuko Bhengu will share his experiences and insights with us.
Joining Dr Bhengu on the podium will be health law expert, Dr Debbie Pearmain who will provide a legal analysis of the recommendations contained in the Report. Debbie will present on the legal issues:
- Failures to implement existing legislation as identified in the report and what this means
- Legislative changes that would have to be effected if the recommendations of the HMI are to be implemented - supply side and funding side
- The recommendations of the report in the light of the NHI Bill (legal issues)
Dr Boshoff Steenekamp will discuss factors around policy and implementation.
Date: 25 October 2019
Time: 08:30 for 09:00 to 12:00
Venue: Glenhove Conference Centre, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg.
Cost: R785 per delegate
Don’t miss this important event.
The report of the health market inquiry represents only the second such inquiry in the world. The recommendations of the health market inquiry seek to stabilise private health coverage as a central pillar of the system of universal coverage together with the public health system.