ARTICLES RELATING TO NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE

#NHIPublicHearings: 'Addressing inequality is long overdue'

2020-02-07 11:19

The proceedings in Piketberg and Khayelitsha highlighted the cries of farmworkers and people living in townships.

#NHIPublicHearings: Bloemfontein has its say on the NHI bill

2020-01-28 14:19

Although a number of people in Bloemfontein support the National Health Insurance Bill, they demand quality healthcare services first.

Ailing health system in spotlight at OR Tambo NHI public hearing

2019-12-05 06:47

The Eastern Cape is the fifth province where the public have had the opportunity to have their say on the NHI Bill.

#NHIPublicHearings: KwaZulu-Natal has polarised views on the Bill

2019-11-27 06:45

While many showed fervent support for the proposed legislation, the parliamentary committee had to deal with scepticism over the funding of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

OPINION: Government taking care of our health? You must be joking

2019-08-14 18:15

In the current context, it takes a brave (read "delusional") government to stand up without a hint of irony or humour in order to state that they will take care of our health, writes Howard Feldman.

ANALYSIS: The National Health Insurance – What it means and the fights we can expect

2019-08-08 09:29

Medical aids as we know them will disappear by 2026 under the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill released today.

National Health Insurance: Is this medical aid paving the way to a new era in benefits?

2019-07-31 07:53

The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it

Ramaphosa: NHI Bill to come before Parliament soon

2019-02-07 20:26

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.

NHI will 'nationalise' healthcare - Free Market Foundation

2018-08-16 06:45

The Free Market Foundation says while universal health coverage is a good idea, the need for NHI is questionable.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is clueless – NHI cannot work in SA

2018-07-02 11:06

Plans by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to push ahead with the National Health Insurance, is an act of desperation. It is a decision doomed to failure from the outset, writes Lindy Wilson.

 

Spotlight on NHI: Calls in Mangaung to fix the healthcare system before implementing NHI

2020-01-31 13:30

Many residents of Mangaung in the Free State came out in support of the NHI Bill during the public hearings this week but asked that existing problems in the healthcare sector first be fixed.

NHI Bill could be law by August - if all goes according to plan

2019-12-05 07:15

If all goes according to plan the NHI Bill may just be on the President’s desk to be signed into law by July or August next year, according to portfolio committee chair Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

We don’t need to wait for NHI to improve healthcare - Mboweni

2019-11-28 05:00

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told the National Council of Provinces he did not believe that National Health Insurance should be considered as the only panacea to the challenges dogging the public healthcare system.

Ramaphosa to brief world leaders on NHI

2019-09-01 14:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with the group, known as The Elders on Tuesday in Cape Town to discuss South Africa's plans to introduce its controversial National Health Insurance.

4 pitfalls on the road to the National Health Insurance

2019-08-08 11:42

A look at how well our mothers – and our finances – do in the public health sector does not bode well for the new NHI Bill. Alex van den Heever takes a look at the figures and power structures that will shape the future of healthcare in South Africa.

Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill

2019-08-08 07:00

Parliament is releasing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on Thursday morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.

Scrap medical aid tax rebates, better working hours for doctors, and 9 other key proposals from the Presidential Health Summit

2019-02-13 19:05

A major review released by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there is unanimous support for the principles of National Health Insurance (NHI) from stakeholders.

Motsoaledi says National Heath Insurance is about equality, not votes

2018-11-01 10:53

NHI is a proposed state-run health financing system that aims to pool funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans regardless of their economic status.

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 won't be silver bullet government hopes for

2018-06-29 08:30

The bill proposing a National Health Insurance plan focuses on curative services, missing an opportunity to take an approach that focuses on disease prevention, health promotion and health protection, writes Laetitia Rispel.

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