SA #45 out of 50 worldwide for cost of meds – with USA #1

2019-11-24 18:45

Stats reveal the striking inequality in the cost of medicine in 50 countries around the world.

Everyone will be covered by NHI by 2025 - Ramaphosa

2018-08-24 12:35

All South Africans will be covered by the National Health Insurance by 2025, which will begin in a phased approach from 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told healthcare sector representatives

Salaries not keeping up with medical aid increases

2018-07-20 09:58

The cost of medical aids has spiked faster than salaries have grown over the years, according to a survey.

Medical scheme hikes

2016-10-18 12:52

Some increases are almost double the CPI rate - check out yours in our table.

Your medical scheme’s reserves could be costing you money

2016-09-27 10:46

By law your medical scheme needs to have 25% of all annual contributions in reserve. But is this really necessary, and is it making your contribution increases skyrocket?

When is a medical emergency an emergency?

2016-09-14 11:16

You think you need emergency medical care right away, but will your scheme foot the bill?

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.

US fears for patents on next-generation drugs in India

2014-03-07 15:03

The US is concerned about Indian authorities considering allowing local firms to make new varieties of cheap generic drugs that are still on patent.

Stop handing out patents – TAC

2013-10-17 12:20

Several activist groups have handed over a submission to the Department of Trade and Industry that could lead to affordable medicine.

Court bid to clarify medical aid benefits

2011-03-30 18:34

The Board of Healthcare Funders says it will apply to the high court for an order clarifying the payment of prescribed minimum benefits.


'Govt's NHI will kill the private health sector', says DA as it presents Sizani

2019-07-24 16:15

The DA, which strongly opposes the government's National Health Insurance plan, believes it can provide universal health care without pooling private and public funds as well as creating another state-owned enterprise.

What happens when Motsoaledi’s plan becomes a reality?

2018-07-26 10:23

How will the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill impact on the various roleplayers in the market – and on you? We take a closer look in our 2 August cover story.

NHI brings radical change and critical risks

2018-06-24 06:26

It will cause ‘massive reorganisation’ and uproar from medical aid members, but benefit the poor.

How medical aids milk you

2016-10-16 06:00

Medical aid scheme trustees are making a killing from member contributions, even more than R500 000.

Sharp increases for medical scheme members

2016-09-26 07:13

Momentum and Discovery Medical Schemes' announcement of average increases in contributions of between 10.2% and 11% has come as a shock for consumers.

The pitfalls of some cheap hospital plans

2016-08-21 21:00

If you think your low-cost hospital plan covers you completely, you may be in for a very nasty surprise when you least need it.

Healthcare probe to enter public hearings phase

2016-01-14 17:30

A retired judge has urged private healthcare players to cooperate with the inquiry into the sector, as the investigation prepares to enter its public hearings phase.

TAC hits out at Pharmagate

2014-01-17 16:00

TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.

Businessman cuts heart op costs by 98%

2013-08-07 07:38

Heart surgery in India is 98% cheaper than in the US, all thanks to a heart surgeon-turned-businessman, a report says.

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