Health Market Inquiry

SECTION27 Submission on the Health Market Inquiry’s Provisional Report

As an organisation that acts in the public interest, we are concerned about equitable access to health care services in…

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Make private health “more human”

Demand, the FDoH submitted is related to want which can be created whereas need is related to, amongst other things, burden of disease and availability of healthcare services. Demand for private healthcare is higher in Bloemfontein than anywhere else, with result that there is excess capacity in terms of beds. This happens at the same time as the need is high in poorer more rural areas, but the demand is lower because people are less able pay for private healthcare.

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