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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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical aids as we know them will disappear by 2026 under the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill released today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says in 2019 government will take significant steps in implementing universal healthcare.
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.
The government has adopted certain populist policies that the country cannot afford, according to FirstRand chairperson Roger Jardine.
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.
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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