Private healthcare: If inquiry finds need for price regulation, competition commission will recommend it

2013-10-30 14:53

The competition commission says its mandate is not to regulate prices in the private healthcare sector but if a market inquiry reveals a need for this, it will not hesitate to recommend it to government.

“Our focus will be on determining how the industry decides on its prices as well as to evaluate if the current system where patients are instructed to go to a certain hospital without knowing how much they would be charged, is working or not,” he explained. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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