Government can't be trusted with South Africans' health care

2019-11-25 11:08

You are asking South Africans to trust you with a billion rand enterprise yet your cabinet has yet to fix the other billion-rand enterprises. I strongly suggest putting this idea on hold until you fix the current problems you are facing.

The next frontier in insurance

2017-09-28 10:19

South African company LifeQ is taking the guesswork out of individual risk assessment with the help of non-invasive body monitoring devices.

Discovery partners to create new health insurance brand

2017-05-24 13:43

Discovery has announced that its partners AIA Australia and GMHBA are partnering through a joint venture to create a new health insurance bran.

Discovery fined for enticing customers

2015-11-13 07:28

The Financial Service Board has penalised Discovery for promoting “rewards” which are unrelated to actual benefits.

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away

2015-04-02 15:03

Forget the old proverb! An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away, new research has discovered.

Organ donation crisis in US

2014-11-13 11:27

Doctors, religious leaders and ethicists are urging President Barack Obama to change the organ donation system in the US because too few people are getting transplants.

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy: yes or no?

2014-08-21 13:12

A large number of women are choosing not to have breast reconstruction after undergoing a mastectomy.

Germany allows patients to grow their own cannabis

2014-07-23 12:15

A German court ruled that seriously ill patients will be allowed to grow their own cannabis if they meet the requirements on a case-by-case basis.

Taking cover before tying the knot

2013-12-10 11:04

A Fin24 user about to be married wants to make sure she's covered for medical issues.


Public hearings on the NHI Bill have started. The committee chair explains what to expect

2019-10-28 12:11

The public participation process in the formulation of the controversial NHI Bill kicked off this weekend. Here is everything you need to know about the process.

Myths about hospital cash plans

2018-07-11 18:32

Despite the increasing popularity of hospital cash plans, some consumers are still not maximising this benefit due to misconceptions, says the CEO of FNB Life.

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.

Charles Molteno: Eradicate NHI need – Initiate school feeding scheme

2016-04-24 17:05

A school feeding scheme will in the long run lead to vastly reduced medical expenditure and obviate the need for a National Medical insurance Fund, says an analyst.

More type 1 diabetes kids face dangerous complications

2015-04-23 09:43

Diabetic ketoacidosis is life-threatening in type 1 diabetic kids, and a lack of insurance may be the cause of late diagnosis in the US.

Discovery lifts earnings, plans R5bn rights issue

2015-02-24 10:18

Leading health insurer Discovery is planning a rights issue to raise as much as R5bn to finance expansion, sending its shares down nearly 4%.

Medical scheme speed bumps

2014-09-10 07:17

While many medical schemes come to the party when you need them most, scheme members can get a grim surprise when they least need it.

Regulations will impact health insurance - expert

2014-08-13 17:16

The average consumer is unaware of the impact draft regulations by the National Treasury will have on the health insurance industry, warns an expert.

Home blood pressure monitoring saves money

2014-07-16 14:43

The American Heart Association recommends that home blood pressure monitors should be covered by insurance companies because of savings in health care costs.

US woman battles health insurance decision

2013-10-14 10:52

Quinn Nystrom of Minnesota is suing her medical insurance for refusing to pay for much needed residential treatment for her psychological problems.

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