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New medical schemes Bill intended to “protect” beneficiaries

June 22, 2018

On Thursday Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released to the public the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill which seeks to abolish co-payments, waiting periods, late-joiner penalties and the use of brokers in the industry.

Role-players don’t see eye-to-eye on the NHI

July 10, 2017

Even among those who support the implementation of universal health coverage in the form of a National Health Insurance (NHI) there is disagreement on what the shift will mean especially for private medical schemes, writes AMY GREEN for HEALTH-E NEWS.

Private healthcare: The blame game

March 7, 2016
Healthcare Inquiry   News  

The Competition Commission’s inquiry into private healthcare has changed focus, with medical schemes and administrators doing their best to blame others for the cause high price of private care.