'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.

WATCH: Your 6 most pressing NHI questions answered

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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