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Medical Aid Funding in South Africa 2014

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 30 October 2014

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The climate of regulatory uncertainty has been cited by stakeholders as a major challenge facing the sector...

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This report focuses on a vital pillar of South Africa's private healthcare sector, the South African medical aid funding industry. The sector, which currently comprises 85 registered medical schemes, serves 8,776,279 beneficiaries. In 2013, medical scheme membership contributions totalled R129.8bn, while medical schemes' healthcare expenditure amounted to R112.9bn.

Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 9
4.1.2. Regulations & Government Programmes 10
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 12
4.2. Continental 13
4.3. International 14
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 15
5.1. Government Intervention 15
5.2. Economic Environment 16
5.3. Rising Input Costs 16
5.4. Commercial Health Insurance 17
5.5. Managed Health Care 18
5.6. Information Technology and Technology 18
5.7. Implementation of NHI 19
5.8. Labour 20
5.9. Environmental Concerns 21
6. COMPETITION 21
6.1. Barriers to Entry 22
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 23
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 23
8. OUTLOOK 24
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 24
10. REFERENCES 25
10.1. Publications 25
10.2. Websites 25
APPENDIX 1 26
Registered Medical Schemes 26