Medaids ponder how to price vaccines so non-members get them too

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Medaids ponder how to price vaccines so non-members get them too

Schemes under pressure to vaccinate as many people as possible while ensuring there is enough money to buy doses

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Medical aid schemes are in talks over a pricing arrangement for Covid-19 vaccines that would ensure surplus money could be used to buy vaccines for people who do not have medical aid.

After what it calls a “considered approach” by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on Covid-19 vaccines, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) ruled that funding for the vaccine must be a prescribed minimum benefit for medical scheme members.

The ruling was formally published in an amendment to the Medical Schemes Act PMB legislation and signed by the health minister on January 4...

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