National Medical Aid Scheme Key To Universal Health Coverage

THE long overdue establishment of a National Health Insurance Scheme is crucial in achieving universal health coverage as Zimbabwe explores various ways to increase domestic funding for patching up the bleeding healthcare delivery system. By Kudakwashe Pembere This was recommended during the Universal Health Coverage celebrations hosted by the Community Working Group on Health in Harare on Wednesday. This submission comes at a time when resources in the health sector are heavily constrained with doctors on strike on one end, as well as the obtaining deterioration of the country’s healthcare…

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Health Insurance Cheaper Than Medical Aid In Zim

HEALTH insurance products on the Zimbabwean market are relatively cheaper compared to Medical Aid products. By Michael Gwarisa In an interview with HealthTimes, Insurance and Pension Council of Zimbabwe spokesperson, Mr Lyoyd Gumbo said even though the pricing of health insurance and medical aid products was reflective of the competition on the market, the former was relatively cheaper. “The available health insurance products being offered by the market are relatively cheaper compared to premiums being paid to medical aid schemes as the prices have been all inclusive to cater for…

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Its Legal For Banks,Retailers To Sale Health Insurance- IPEC

THE Insurance and Pension Commission of Zimbabwe (IPEC) says there is no law that barres retailers, banks or mobile phone operating companies from selling health insurance products since most of these players are operating as corporate agents on behalf of registered insurance companies. By Michael Gwarisa This is however despite the growing calls by players in the insurance sector for government and insurance regulator IPEC, to level the playing field as insurers feel the presence of banks, retailers or mobile players is threatening profitability and sustainability of traditional insurance companies. In…

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