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WPA slams Bupa Hospitals for over-charging


Health insurer Western Provident Association has accused Bupa Hospitals of over-charging its patients.


WPA says Bupa is charging its private medical insurance clients up to 26 per cent more for healthcare procedures than Bupa charges those people who do not have insurance.


WPA&#39s chief executive Julian Stainton has written to his Bupa counterpart demanding an explanation.


He is asking why prices for self-pay patients have not risen in line with those charged to patients who have health insurance.



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