New draft regulations may limit products that fill a gap for those unable to afford medical aid.
Private healthcare is meant to support public health, but it must be kept in check.
Greater collaboration and sharing of information between stakeholders will lead to reductions in costs.
Better-quality primary healthcare would result in lower medical aid premiums.
Practitioners in the private heatlthcare industry have welcomed the Competition Commission panel members who will lead the inquiry into the sector.
South Africans’ preference for insurance to offset healthcare costs is cannibalising private schemes.
Many medical schemes rely on the ignorance of their members, who buy more expensive cover than they may need, for their very survival.
Mia Malan reports on the challenges of involving medical schemes in the administration of the National Health Insurance scheme.
Working together is the only way to effectively reduce costs.
The Mail & Guardian asked readers what they think of doctors' tariffs in a survey on M&G Online.
Mia Malan speaks to the health minister and others in the healthcare sector about the guideline tariffs.
Mia Malan speaks to the health minister and others in the healthcare sector about the guideline tariffs
Health professionals are finding the state's planned guidelines for fees a bitter pill to swallow.
Co-payment This is the portion of any medical expense for which you are liable. The amount varies from one scheme to the next and between options.
South Africa's healthcare landscape is divided between a public and private- sector.
The treasury has invited comment on draft regulations for short-term and long-term health insurance.
Selecting a medical scheme with the right cover at the right price is a minefield.
For many of the eight million South Africans who belong to private medical schemes, there's a dilemma that needs to be faced.