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The medical schemes regulator says it is investigating the conduct of the actuary who publicly accused it last week of stalling the development of cheap, pared-down options aimed at low-income households.

The Council for Medical Schemes has since 2015 been overseeing the development of a low-cost benefit option (LCBO) framework that will allow schemes to offer cheap primary healthcare cover, exempting them from provisions in the Medical Schemes Act that require cover for a much broader range of services, known as prescribed minimum benefits...

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