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Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance
Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance
Medical aids may know their fate under the National Health Insurance (NHI) by 2020, says Paresh Prema, the head of benefits management for the...
GP upskilling to manage healthcare costs
GP upskilling to manage healthcare costs
The up-skilling of general practitioners (GPs) will assist in controlling healthcare costs and improve the quality of care provided to patients,...
Inefficiencies in healthcare costs
Inefficiencies in healthcare costs
Kevin Aron, managing director of Medscheme South Africa, explains that the current healthcare delivery system in South Africa does take not take a...
A world class National Health Insurance for SA
A world class National Health Insurance for SA
With the much anticipated White Paper due soon, it is apt now that all South Africans understand as much as possible about this new system. When...
Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI
Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI
Online comments, emails and opinion pieces have been pouring in from readers since Bhekisisa's publication of the health minister's...
Healthcare's private parts to shrink
Healthcare's private parts to shrink
"Healthcare in South Africa has to change and that's going to come at a cost for some people," said Paul Wayburne, an advocate, at...
Member ignorance the lifeblood of medical schemes
Member ignorance the lifeblood of medical schemes
The health ministry is concerned about the level of ignorance among members of medical schemes regarding what cover their monthly premiums entitle...
Public private partnerships may answer doctor shortage
Public private partnerships may answer doctor shortage
Public private partnerships are the answer to South Africa's growing shortage of healthcare professionals, political leaders and health...
Claims exceed contributions
Claims exceed contributions
A significant and worrying development in the escalation of healthcare costs is that medical aid claims are now outweighing contributions.
Shake-up on the cards
Shake-up on the cards
Major changes to the South African healthcare landscape -- and to the medical aid schemes industry -- are in prospect following policy declarations...
Spreading the cost
Spreading the cost
Cross-subsidising the elderly and sick with younger and healthier members is a bedrock principle of South Africa's medical scheme legislation.

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