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.

Unions welcome new healthcare laws – with a laundry list of concerns

2018-06-22 15:02

Unions and labour federations have broadly welcomed the release of the NHI Bill and the Medial Schemes Amendment Bill, but concerns about implementation persist.

Massive shake-up of health laws ahead of NHI

2018-06-20 10:19

Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa's Health Minister, is about to release two Bills that will begin the process of establishing a single universal health system for all South Africans.

How downgrades could impact fuel price, national health

2017-04-08 10:33

The downgrades of SA’s sovereign credit rating are likely to result in spending cuts being made to the already stressed budget, says Bernard Sacks, partner at Mazars.

How South Africa’s NHI will work

2015-12-11 14:22

The NHI proposes will be compulsory, will cover all citizens and permanent residents and will be introduced in three phases.

Proposed NHI necessary but tough to implement - medical association

We speak to Dr Mark Sonderup, Vice-Chairman of the South African Medical Association, about government's proposed National Health Insurance. Sonderup says national health cover for all South Africans is vital but the nuts and bolts of the drafted legislation must still be tabled. Watch.

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Motsoaledi: SA health care has a long way to go

2014-03-13 16:00

The South African health care system has achieved a lot since 1994, but still has a long way to go.


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.

WATCH: Your 6 most pressing NHI questions answered

The government is planning a radical overhaul of South Africa's healthcare system, but details have been sketchy thus far. We answer six key questions about NHI. Watch.

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6 ways the NHI bill will affect consumers' pockets

2018-06-22 12:39

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi gazetted the NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill on Thursday - and both will affect consumers' pockets.

Lawyers issue warnings about NHI scheme

2017-10-08 06:00

Private medical aids and hospital groups should be cautious when offering services to government as part of the proposed national health insurance (NHI) scheme because there are still too many uncertainties surrounding the system

NHI will have some losers and winners

2017-02-12 06:01

The National Health Insurance scheme aims to induce “massive” restructuring of the public and private healthcare sectors that could see some citizens getting lower-quality services.

White Paper on National Health Insurance released today

2015-12-11 09:52

Government plans to set up a national medical aid plan with compulsory contributions from all working South Africans that will provide everyone with quality health services.

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.

No NHI tax expected in medium term

2013-02-27 15:26

It is unlikely that tax will be increased in the medium term to fund the NHI scheme, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

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