News of Interest
01 March 2012

SA health insurance expenditure highest

Private health insurance in South Africa was estimated to contribute 42% to national expenditure. South Africa was actually a global exception in this regard, People's Health Movement spokesperson Peter Benjamin said today. He was speaking in Johannesburg at the South African launch of the third Global Health Watch book, hosted by the SECTION27 non-governmental organisation. Benjamin said private health insurance in the US contributed about 40% to national expenditure, while the average in most other countries was between 10 and 20%. According to People's Health Movement's draft report, private health insurance generally covered middle and upper income groups and formal sector employees. Benjamin said 16% of South Africans had access to private health care, and 84% did not. – City Press.

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