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If all goes according to plan the NHI Bill may just be on the President’s desk to be signed into law by July or August next year, according to portfolio committee chair Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.
While many showed fervent support for the proposed legislation, the parliamentary committee had to deal with scepticism over the funding of the National Health Insurance (NHI).
Limpopo residents raise burning issues as the National Health Insurance public hearings kick off in the province.
The pharmacy profession plays a critical role in the National Health Insurance (NHI), says the department of health.
The Portfolio Committee on Health has received about 100 000 submissions on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill, but is yet to read one.
While government intends to have NHI up and running by 2026, with public hearings due to start in October, several questions remain unanswered. Fin24 spoke to public health expert Dr Lydia Cairncross to find out more.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum in partnership with different government stakeholders, including National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi.
A lack of competition in the sector isn't just bad for your wallet, it could be bad for your health.
With public hearings on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill set to begin in October, the chairperson of the portfolio committee on health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has written to all parties represented in the National Assembly.
Members of the country’s biggest medical aid scheme – government employees – are concerned about the implementation of universal healthcare.
Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni told the National Council of Provinces he did not believe that National Health Insurance should be considered as the only panacea to the challenges dogging the public healthcare system.
People are being misled about what the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is really about, the DA said as it delivered about 87 000 petitions about the bill to Parliament.
Public hearings on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill are expected to take place in the Northern Cape over the weekend.
While no solid plans have been laid out for the funding of the National Health Insurance, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says Treasury is in ongoing discussions with the Department of Health.
South Africa spends 5% of the total health budget on mental health services. But the authors' study estimated a treatment gap of 92%.
The public will have extra time to hand in written submissions on the National Health Insurance Bill after Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Health extended the closing date.
What does a nearly 300-page technical report mean for the move to the new health financing model — and your pocket?
Meanwhile, at home, some say the National Health Insurance won’t be enough to improve the quality of healthcare in the country.
PwC Southern Africa CEO Shirley Machaba said policy uncertainty continues to be a concern for South Africa CEOs.
Universal health care can only be achieved with a publicly funded system, the former prime minister of Norway and director-general of the World Health Organisation, Gro Harlem Brundtland, has said.
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