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.

SA urged not to adopt American NHI model

2015-04-13 13:01

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the government is pressing ahead with the National Health Insurance, adding that the country has been urged not to follow the American model.

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.

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.


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.

Health budget gets a R157.3bn shot in the arm

2015-02-25 14:31

The health department's budget allocation for 2015/16 is R157.3bn with a substantial part of the budget going to HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and maternal and child health.

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.

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.

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