Screen Shot 2019-12-12 at 16.38.06.pngThe Council for Medical Schemes has stunned the private health care sector with its decision to scrap by March 2021 the pared-down schemes and primary health-care products used by low-income families, writes MedicalBrief. Providers warn that the move is unconstitutional and with potentially catastrophic consequences.

The CMS’s move has also caught the Treasury on the back foot, with sources saying it was not aware of the plan. Without an alternative, the demise of these products could leave hundreds of thousands of families without access to private health care…..more