NHI Bill could be law by August - if all goes according to plan

2019-12-05 07:15

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.

#NHIPublicHearings: KwaZulu-Natal has polarised views on the Bill

2019-11-27 06:45

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).

#NHIPublicHearings: Vhembe residents weigh in on the bill

2019-11-16 14:44

Limpopo residents raise burning issues as the National Health Insurance public hearings kick off in the province.

The integral role of the pharmacist in the NHI

2019-10-31 18:45

The pharmacy profession plays a critical role in the National Health Insurance (NHI), says the department of health.

100 000 submissions on NHI Bill received

2019-10-23 15:36

The Portfolio Committee on Health has received about 100 000 submissions on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill, but is yet to read one.

Q&A: From doctors' salaries to 'top-up' insurance: What we know about NHI

2019-10-06 14:01

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.

Batohi eyes rampant corruption in healthcare, but hamstrung by lack of capacity

2019-10-01 22:15

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.

You're paying more for private healthcare and getting less, Competition Commission investigation reveals

2019-09-30 10:15

A lack of competition in the sector isn't just bad for your wallet, it could be bad for your health.

Public hearings on NHI Bill to start in October

2019-09-22 20:14

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.

NHI causes alarm among rural government employees - despite medical aid costs, workers want choice of 'quality' private healthcare

2019-09-04 14:50

Members of the country’s biggest medical aid scheme – government employees – are concerned about the implementation of universal healthcare.


We don’t need to wait for NHI to improve healthcare - Mboweni

2019-11-28 05:00

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.

DA concerned people are being 'misled' about NHI Bill at hearings

2019-11-25 21:01

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 controversial NHI Bill move to Nothern Cape

2019-11-01 20:20

Public hearings on the controversial National Health Insurance Bill are expected to take place in the Northern Cape over the weekend.

NHI budget plans 'no longer affordable' - Treasury

2019-10-30 16:42

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.

OPINION: We did the sums on SA's mental health spend. They're not pretty

2019-10-10 14:17

South Africa spends 5% of the total health budget on mental health services. But the authors' study estimated a treatment gap of 92%.

Committee extends written submissions deadline for NHI Bill

2019-10-02 08:53

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.

4 ways the Competition Commission’s latest investigation will change NHI

2019-09-30 18:48

What does a nearly 300-page technical report mean for the move to the new health financing model — and your pocket?

South Africa, US face-off over the world's first declaration on universal healthcare

2019-09-27 06:01

Meanwhile, at home, some say the National Health Insurance won’t be enough to improve the quality of healthcare in the country.

Land reform, NHI a source of uncertainty for investors - PwC CEO

2019-09-04 14:58

PwC Southern Africa CEO Shirley Machaba said policy uncertainty continues to be a concern for South Africa CEOs.

Universal health care must be publicly funded - former Norwegian PM head on NHI

2019-09-03 19:50

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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