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.

NHI first phase to start in 2013

2012-02-22 14:04

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the national health insurance will be staggered over a 14-year period, but did not outline any specific funding in this budget.

Revamp to set groundwork for NHI

2012-02-09 20:32

The government's upgrade to social infrastructure will include preparations for the National Health Insurance plan.

Vavi: Long road to NHI

2011-11-20 11:26

There is a long way to go before the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme can become a reality, says Cosatu.

Shisana: NHI will reduce spending

2011-09-22 18:46

The proposed National Health Insurance will help reduce spending on health and boost the economy, says Human Sciences Research Council CEO Olive Shisana.


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.

NHI seen as catch-all solution

2012-05-30 17:46

National Health Insurance (NHI) is seen as the solution to all health system ills, to the detriment of other policies, says a public health expert.

KZN to pilot NHI in two areas

2012-02-21 17:26

National health insurance will start in two KwaZulu-Natal districts, says premier Zweli Mkhize.

Revamp to set groundwork for NHI

2012-02-09 20:32

The government's upgrade to social infrastructure will include preparations for the National Health Insurance plan.

Gordhan: No immediate risk from NHI

2011-10-26 11:22

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the national health insurance is a long-term project and won't affect the budget immediately.

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