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.

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.


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.

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.

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