ARTICLES RELATING TO NHI

SA doctors need not panic over 'certificates of need'

2014-06-10 12:07

A compulsory 'certificate of need' has been signed into law to encourage doctors to only open practices in underserved places such as rural areas and townships.

Ten minutes on a bridge in Khayelitsha

2014-04-01 16:00

It took a scary ten minutes waiting on the N2 off-ramp at Khayelitsha on Saturday to make Susan Erasmus realise that we really do need the NHI. Here’s why.

20 claims schemes will not pay

2014-03-19 15:38

Here are 20 things any scheme is very unlikely to foot the bill for. But some people have really tried to claim for these, if you can believe some of them.

NHI reflects global trend

2013-11-28 16:55

The National Health Insurance scheme is part of a global trend towards universal health care, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

Motsoaledi: Eastern Cape health needs fixing

2013-11-22 11:57

The OR Tambo district in the Eastern Cape is in dire need of a health infrastructure overhaul, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Fair reimbursement is key to NHI

2013-10-28 20:15

A healthcare expert says all healthcare providers should be subject to the same regulatory and reporting arrangements.

SA dentists fret over future

2013-04-04 11:43

Dentists are becoming increasingly concerned about the future of their profession in SA and their ability to keep up with inflation, according to a survey.

No NHI tax expected in medium term

2013-02-28 09:47

It is unlikely that tax will be increased in the medium term to fund the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.

Medical profession still wary over NHI

2013-02-26 11:41

SA's medical profession remains divided on whether the proposed National Health Insurance roll-out is the correct route to take, a survey shows.

Ex- prisoner with TB wins case

2013-01-17 11:25

The Constitutional Court’s recently found in favour of a former inmate who contracted tuberculosis (TB) while in prison.

Minister laments sickly SA healthcare

2012-09-07 13:22

South Africa spends more on healthcare than many other countries yet patient care is declining, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

NHI could take up to 25 years

2012-08-15 12:57

Successfully implementing a National Health Insurance scheme could take up to 25 years, says the National Planning Commission.

Medical schemes sceptical about NHI

2012-07-03 15:01

Medical schemes doubt the success of government's ambitious national health insurance and believe the provision of healthcare in the country is deteriorating.

NHI seen as catch-all solution

2012-05-30 17:46

National Health Insurance (NHI) is seen as the solution to all health system ills, to the detriment of other policies, says a public health expert.

BHF concerned by tax credit changes

2012-04-12 07:28

The Board of Healthcare Funders says revisions to tax credits on medical aid schemes will not necessarily benefit low-income earners.

SACP warns against NHI 'tender hijackers'

2012-03-25 22:12

The SA Communist Party has welcomed the news of pilot sites for the National Health Insurance scheme, but warned against possible "tender hijackers".

NHI pilot districts named

2012-03-22 16:49

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has unveiled 10 districts, including Pretoria, where pilot programmes to test the national health insurance will be rolled out.

ANC mulls resources rent tax

2012-03-05 12:28

A tax on resources to be used to set up a sovereign wealth fund are among proposals in a discussion document released by the ANC.

NHI to be rolled out in KZN areas

2012-02-21 19:37

KwaZulu-Natal will roll out the National Health Insurance (NHI) in two districts this year, premier Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday.

Revamp to set groundwork for NHI

2012-02-09 20:32

The government's upgrade to social infrastructure will include preparations for the National Health Insurance plan.

SA medical aid fraud decreasing - survey

2012-01-10 14:53

A study done by KPMG shows a decline in cases of medical aid fraud with all administrators speaking out against malpractice.

DA's NHI outlook pretentious: ANC

2011-12-07 16:40

The ANC has taken issue with the Democratic Alliance over its stance on the proposed national health insurance system.

Vavi: Long road to NHI

2011-11-20 11:26

There is a long way to go before the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme can become a reality, says Cosatu.

Robust performance buoys Netcare

2011-11-14 09:05

Hospital group Netcare has reported a 21% rise in full-year profit as a strong performance at home offset softer UK growth due to unfavourable currency swings.

 

Ten minutes on a bridge in Khayelitsha

2014-04-02 05:00

It took a scary ten minutes waiting on the N2 off-ramp at Khayelitsha on Saturday to make Susan Erasmus realise that we really do need the NHI. Here’s why.

Ten minutes on a bridge in Khayelitsha

2014-04-01 11:10

It took a scary ten minutes waiting on the N2 off-ramp at Khayelitsha on Saturday to make Susan Erasmus realise that we really do need the NHI. Here’s why.

White paper on NHI to be tabled 'shortly'

2014-02-26 16:20

According to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan The white paper on National Health Insurance and Treasury's financing paper for the programme will be tabled 'shortly'.

Private health care must become cheaper

2013-11-28 16:28

The price of private health care needs to be reduced to help the National Health Insurance scheme work, according to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

NHI misunderstood, Motsoaledi says

2013-11-22 10:20

The National Health Insurance plan is widely misunderstood, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Healthcare Funders reassured about their role under NHI

2013-08-23 16:52

With the imminent publication of the White Paper on National Health Insurance, the question being asked by many delegates at the Board of Healthcare Funders’ 14th annual conference is “will it be constitutional?”

Motsoaledi urges SA to accept NHI

2013-05-15 14:00

South Africans should stop wasting time opposing National Health Insurance, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

SA needs more efficient health spending

2013-02-28 09:48

South Africa needs to spend money allocated to health care more efficiently, the Board of Healthcare Funders of SA (BMF) said on Wednesday.

BMF: More efficient health spending

2013-02-27 17:09

South Africa needs to spend money allocated to health care more efficiently, the Board of Healthcare Funders of SA says.

Reform pension, health issues, urges body

2013-02-25 18:30

The budget speech must highlight clear changes for healthcare and retirement initiatives, says the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa.

Land issue could be revisited

2013-01-15 08:20

The issue of land restitution could be revisited in the interests of socio-economic equality, President Jacob Zuma says.

NHI could take 15 to 25 years

2012-08-15 13:06

Successfully implementing a National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme could take up to 25 years, the National Planning Commission says.

State attacking private healthcare

2012-07-26 16:00

The government is seeking to replace private healthcare with national health insurance, says the Health Policy Unit of the Free Market Foundation.

NHI seen as catch-all solution

2012-05-30 18:00

National Health Insurance is seen as the solution to all health system ills, to the detriment of other policies, says a public health expert.

Tshwane ready for NHI roll out - Mekgwe

2012-04-22 22:17

Tshwane is ready for implementation of the National Health Insurance scheme pilot phase, Gauteng Health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says.

SACP warns against NHI 'tender hijackers'

2012-03-26 08:55

The SA Communist Party has welcomed the news of pilot sites for the national health insurance scheme but urges vigilance against possible "tender hijackers".

Districts named for NHI pilot

2012-03-22 18:07

Pretoria will be one of 10 districts selected for a National Health Insurance pilot programme from April 1, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

Treasury should handle health funds - ANC

2012-03-06 09:45

The Treasury should allocate revenue to health sector institutions according to their roles and responsibilities, the ANC says in a discussion document.

Medical scheme tax credits to go to NHI

2012-02-23 17:29

Tax credits for medical aid contributions is a first step towards taxation for the national health insurance, says Sars commissioner Oupa Magashula.

KZN to pilot NHI in two areas

2012-02-21 17:26

National health insurance will start in two KwaZulu-Natal districts, says premier Zweli Mkhize.

Revamp to set groundwork for NHI

2012-02-09 20:32

The government's upgrade to social infrastructure will include preparations for the National Health Insurance plan.

Goqwana: DA wrong about NHI

2011-12-07 16:54

The ANC has taken issue with the Democratic Alliance over its stance on the proposed national health insurance system.

Poor will suffer under NHI, DA says

2011-12-05 21:17

The poor will probably suffer more under the proposed national health insurance system, the Democratic Alliance says.

Vavi: Long way to go on NHI

2011-11-19 22:12

There is a long way to go before the National Health Insurance scheme can become a reality, Cosatu says.

Netcare to report 26% rise in earnings

2011-11-11 12:18

Netcare, SA's second-largest hospital group by value, says it expects an increase of up to 26% in full-year earnings.

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