Medical schemes divided on vaccination contribution costs to people without cover
Medical schemes have still not agreed how and to what extent they will contribute to the cost of
inoculations for people without insurance cover. Discovery Health said in January that medical schemes had agreed to pay above cost for vaccine doses for their members - roughly 7-m adults over 15 - thereby “cross-subsidising” procurement for another 7-m adults without private cover.
Momentum Health Solutions, Momentum says the level of cross subsidy needs to be discussed.
Fedhealth is worried about all the governance, legal and technical problems involved in cross-subsidy. Medshield Medical Scheme and Bonitas Medical Fund said they need more information and Profmed said alternatives should be discussed.