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.

National Health Insurance will 'revolutionise' healthcare, says Sanco

2018-06-22 07:54

The South African National Civic Organisation says the introduction of the National Health Insurance and Medical Schemes Amendment bills will "revolutionise" healthcare.

'The rich will subsidise the poor' – Motsoaledi outlines universal healthcare plan

2018-06-21 16:45

Only 10% of South Africans can afford what is being charged in private healthcare, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi.

New health dawn: Motsoaledi to unveil crucial health bills

2018-06-21 05:17

Universal health care may become a reality as Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi gears up to present two bills to the public.

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.

Funding issue still the biggest stumbling block to NHI – legal expert

2018-05-21 21:07

The successful implementation of the National Health Insurance programme hinges on its funding model but this is "quite up in the air", says a legal expert.

 

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'.

Impossible to calculate how much NHI will cost - Motsoaledi

2018-06-21 19:41

'It is the function of the government of the country to sit down and see where the money will come from' said the health minister after the NHI Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill were gazetted.

New era for healthcare as Motsoaledi wants co-payments abolished

2018-06-21 14:54

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi gazetted two health bills which will transform the health industry by ensuring access to universal healthcare.

8 things you need to know about the National Health Insurance bills

2018-06-20 20:53

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is set to make public two bills on Thursday which could make universal health care a reality for South Africans.

Swift action planned for SA’s health crisis

2018-06-06 07:05

As the health sector teeters on the verge of collapse, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is going to push for changes in the law that will allow the National Department of Health to intervene in provinces.

Listeriosis under control, says health minister

2018-05-16 05:25

The listeriosis epidemic is under control after product recalls, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said during his Budget Vote in Parliament.

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