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Findings of private health inquiry to be dumped?

September 10, 2018

There is a risk that the Health Market Inquiry’s recommendations on the private health sector will be disregarded by government as they do not align with the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, warn health activists. But are the two mutually exclusive? And what are the government’s plans? HEALTH-E NEWS’ Amy Green finds out.

Discovery: NHI system is ‘pragmatic and workable’

August 13, 2018
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Discovery Health believes that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill confirms that medical schemes will continue to exist alongside the NHI system

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.

Massive changes proposed to private medical schemes

June 22, 2018

Two new Bills signal government’s intention to restrict private medical aids and exercise more central control over public health as it moves to establish a single health system by 2026.

Massive shake-up of health laws ahead of NHI

June 20, 2018

Health Minister tells MPs to ready themselves to dismantle health laws to make way for a universal health system – the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.