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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.
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.
Parliament is releasing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on Thursday morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
A major review released by health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there is unanimous support for the principles of National Health Insurance (NHI) from stakeholders.
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.
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.
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 and labour federations have broadly welcomed the release of the NHI Bill and the Medial Schemes Amendment Bill, but concerns about implementation persist.
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.
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.
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.
Medical aids as we know them will disappear by 2026 under the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill released today.
The country’s largest closed medical scheme slashed costs of care by 12%. Here’s how they did it
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament.
The Free Market Foundation says while universal health coverage is a good idea, the need for NHI is questionable.
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.
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.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi gazetted the NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill on Thursday - and both will affect consumers' pockets.
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
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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