Q&A: Government med scheme execs on NHI, medical aid & the future of healthcare

2018-11-11 07:45

Principle Officer of the Government Employee Medical Scheme Dr Guni Goolab and Chief operations Officer Dr Stan Moloabi share their views on the future of healthcare.

NHI rollout could be delayed - Motsoaledi

2018-11-01 13:03

The National Health Insurance roll out, which was set for 2025, could effectively be delayed as part of the money meant for NHI will now go towards the economic stimulus package.

India launches 'Modicare', world's biggest health scheme

2018-09-25 08:41

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India's poorest citizens ahead of national elections next year.

Everyone will be covered by NHI by 2025 - Ramaphosa

2018-08-24 12:35

All South Africans will be covered by the National Health Insurance by 2025, which will begin in a phased approach from 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told healthcare sector representatives

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.

Salaries not keeping up with medical aid increases

2018-07-20 09:58

The cost of medical aids has spiked faster than salaries have grown over the years, according to a survey.

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.

NHI: What next for your medical aid scheme?

2018-06-27 06:58

An expert explains what happens to medical schemes once NHI becomes fully operational.

NHI brings radical change and critical risks

2018-06-24 06:26

It will cause ‘massive reorganisation’ and uproar from medical aid members, but benefit the poor.

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.

 

Govt medical scheme to align benefits with NHI

2018-11-10 10:58

The Government Employees Medical Scheme is aligning its benefits with the objectives of the National Health Insurance fund, to provide primary healthcare access to the vulnerable.

FirstRand urges Ramaphosa to shun populism

2018-10-05 05:15

The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.

'National Death Insurance': Healthcare in ICU, says new report

2018-09-18 15:46

A new analysis of over 100 media reports on negligence, corruption, and mismanagement in the public healthcare system suggests throwing money at a broken healthcare system won't help, argues the report's co-author Marius Roodt.

SA private health care market plagued by market concentration

2018-08-20 06:13

The preliminary findings of the inquiry into the private health care sector shows worrying trends and key among the revelations are high concentration levels in the market.

Fix cost and quality of healthcare

2018-07-22 06:07

About a month ago, the department of health released the white paper on the National Health Insurance (NHI), which saw critics immediately going into overdrive, raising at least three issues, writes Aaron Motsoaledi.

NHI and medical schemes: The big questions we still need answered

2018-07-05 19:42

It's commendable that the NHI Bill and Medical Schemes Amendment Bill aim to make healthcare more affordable and accessible. But some key questions must still be answered, writes Kenneth Marion.

NHI puts R170 billion 'in the hands of one politician'

2018-06-27 09:58

Government has taken first legislative steps to set up one health service for all, but it isn't clear if people will be able to buy cover outside of the national scheme.

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Major medical schemes support NHI's universal healthcare goal

2018-06-22 16:35

Major medical schemes have welcomed the progress made by the health minister in gazetting the National Health Insurance bill and Medical Schemes Amendment bill, and will be submitting their comments.

Motsoaledi not out ‘to destroy the private health sector’

2018-06-22 12:09

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi wants SA's medical scheme beneficiaries to get immediate relief from 'the serious challenges experienced in the current medical aid regime'.

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