Mini budget 2017: Three elephants in the room

2017-10-15 06:00

Players in the nuclear sector are looking for funding for the proposed new build programme and policy certainty from the mini budget.

NHI bill to come before Cabinet in November

2017-07-20 09:08

The National Department of Health hopes to have the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill before Cabinet in November this year after which it will be made available for public comment.

Fewer medical schemes in store for SA

2017-07-18 06:02

Government hopes that the number of private medical schemes and the options they provide will decrease under the proposed National Health Insurance plan.

No clear financial plan on NHI scheme

2017-07-16 06:00

The lack of a clear financial plan in the white paper on the National Health Insurance scheme and how it would be funded is halting decision making in the private sector.

NHI and your medical scheme: as clear as mud

2017-07-07 07:35

Aaron Motsoaledi has presented the revised White Paper on National Health Insurance. Here’s what it says about the possible future of private medical schemes.

NHI Fund to be established

2017-02-22 15:07

Treasury plans to prioritise finalising the National Health Insurance Bill and it will establish an NHI Fund, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Anthea Jeffery: Time to stop reckless promises of ‘free’ health care under NHI

2016-10-13 07:50

The ANC must end the entitlement mentality, stop making feckless promises that cannot be met and implement the reforms that alone can attract investment, says an analyst.

Private health care costs have increased by 300% in 10 years - Motsoaledi

2016-02-17 14:24

The price of private healthcare in South Africa has increased by 300% in the last 10 years, from R42bn in 2002 to R142bn in 2014, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

SA doctors express concern over withheld NHI white paper

SA Medical Association says that as long as the NHI White Paper is held back, medical professionals will remain sceptical of the NHI-model.

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Slow roll-out of National Health Insurance due to lack of funds - ANC

2015-10-11 15:26

A lack of funds has slowed down the roll-out of the National Health Insurance, the ANC says.


Plan to cut tax credits could see poorest medical aid holders lose out

2017-08-29 07:35

Removing tax credits for medical schemes will make them unaffordable to 22% of current scheme holders, affecting poorer members most, according to research.

Fraud costs private healthcare R22bn - SIU

2017-07-18 13:11

At least 7% of all medical claims in South Africa are fraudulent, with the total fraud costs in the private healthcare system estimated at R22bn each year.

Private sector involvement vital for NHI - expert

2017-07-17 13:21

South Africa should rely on the strengths of its private healthcare system for a successful rollout of the planned national health insurance scheme, says an international expert.

Your medical aid tax rebates to fund NHI - ANC

2017-07-10 19:23

The ANC wants the current tax rebates to individuals on medical aids to be scrapped and the money used to fund the National Health Insurance.

National Health Insurance approved and gazetted

2017-06-30 10:22

Everyone will contribute to the NHI, and no-one will be turned away based on their financial status.

Three guaranteed expenses for Budget 2017

2017-02-15 20:05

There are three imperative funding areas which Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could mention in Budget 2017.

NHI not designed to destroy private healthcare, says Motsoaledi

2016-06-28 13:04

The pursuit of a National Health Insurance is not intended to destroy the private healthcare sector but to allow more South Africans access to quality care, says Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

NHI to be compulsory for all, says Motsoaledi

2015-12-11 13:40

Medical schemes will only provide top-up cover under the NHI, there will be a central fund established to pay for the NHI, and doctors could choose to participate in this scheme if they wanted to.

Will doctors be told where they can work?

2015-10-19 11:43

The controversial 'certificate of need', which can deny doctors an operating license in a bid to address the inequalities in medical services, is yet again up for discussion.

Motsoaledi will make the HPCSA findings public

2015-09-21 09:09

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says while no formal announcement has been made regarding the future of the National Health Insurance (NHI), much was being behind the scenes to ensure its effective roll-out in the near future.

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