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New medical schemes Bill intended to “protect” beneficiaries

June 22, 2018
News  

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
News  

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.

Gordhan outlines initial focus of NHI Fund

February 23, 2017
News  

The Finance Minister announced that a NHI Fund will be set up this year in the next step towards universal health coverage.

White Paper fuzzy on how to get private doctors’ buy-in

December 14, 2015
National Health Insurance (NHI)  

We’ve finally been given government’s blue-print for how it plans to marry the private and public health sectors – the NHI White Paper. But many areas are fuzzy, particularly how it will persuade private doctors to work in a system that is likely to mean more work and less pay.

NHI will reduce medical aids to ‘complementary services’

December 11, 2015
National Health Insurance (NHI)  

Government’s White Paper on the National Health Insurance (NHI) proposes a single, compulsory medical scheme for all, with private medical schemes being reduced to offering “complementary services”.

NHI White Paper out today

December 11, 2015
National Health Insurance (NHI)  

Government’s plan to set up a massive national medical aid with compulsory contributions from all working South Africans, is becoming a reality.