Discovery CEO Adrian Gore says he would welcome the opportunity to partner with the government in scaling some of the insurer’s healthcare innovations across the public sector, at no financial benefit. "There isn’t enough collaboration between the public and private sector. Hopefully under the new leadership, I think we can do a lot more," Gore said on Tuesday following the release of Discovery’s interim results. SA’s National Health Insurance (NHI), still at an embryonic stage, seeks to improve the quality of healthcare available to poorer citizens who cannot afford private medical aid. But even in a developed market such as the UK, the National Health Service is facing considerable financial pressure, suggesting that the NHI will succeed only via partnerships between government, medical schemes and healthcare providers. Discovery Health Medical Scheme is SA’s largest, boasting a 56% market share (2.78-million lives). Administrator Discovery Health manages more than 3.4-million liv...

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