State attorney to brief health committee on NHI Bill's constitutionality

2019-08-15 21:22

The portfolio committee on health will be briefed by the state attorney on the constitutionality of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, committee chairperson Sibongiseni Dhlomo said on Thursday.

Ferial Haffajee: How NHI will send your taxes rocketing

2019-08-15 14:08

The drafters assume enough fiscal space to tax an additional 3% of GDP and this tax is likely to fall on working South Africans' shoulders, says Ferial Haffajee.

OPINION: Government taking care of our health? You must be joking

2019-08-14 18:15

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.

ANC, Cosatu welcomes introduction of NHI Bill, opposition left unimpressed

2019-08-08 21:39

While the ANC and its coalition partner, Cosatu, welcomed the introduction of the National Health Insurance Bill to Parliament on Thursday, opposition parties were less than impressed.

ANALYSIS: The National Health Insurance – What it means and the fights we can expect

2019-08-08 09:29

Medical aids as we know them will disappear by 2026 under the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill released today.

National health insurance a step closer as Cabinet approves Bill

2019-07-11 14:00

National Health Insurance is one step closer to becoming a reality after Cabinet approved the NHI Bill of 2018, ready to be tabled and debated in Parliament.

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

 

Mediclinic says more clarity needed on NHI Bill

2019-08-15 19:56

Private hospital group Mediclinic says it supports the government’s plan of providing universal health coverage but has stressed that more clarity in needed regarding the legislation.

EXPLAINED: When will the NHI be implemented?

2019-08-15 08:56

The National Health Insurance Bill was introduced to Parliament last week, but it will still be quite a while before South Africa has full universal health care.

DA questions constitutionality of NHI Bill

2019-08-13 19:19

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has announced he has written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to urgently request that she instructs the parliamentary legal services to obtain a legal opinion on the bill before it appears before the portfolio committee on health.

4 pitfalls on the road to the National Health Insurance

2019-08-08 11:42

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.

'Govt's NHI will kill the private health sector', says DA as it presents Sizani

2019-07-24 16:15

The DA, which strongly opposes the government's National Health Insurance plan, believes it can provide universal health care without pooling private and public funds as well as creating another state-owned enterprise.

Motsoaledi: We can't wait to improve healthcare before implementing NHI

2019-02-14 13:21

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says in 2019 government will take significant steps in implementing universal healthcare.

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.

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