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Medical aids may know their fate by 2020 under the National Health Insurance

Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.

GP upskilling to manage healthcare costs

The latest annual report published by the Council for Medical Schemes highlights hospital and specialist services as the two primary costs drivers.

Inefficiencies in healthcare costs

One of the factors negatively impacting the cost of healthcare delivery is the fragmentation of care.

A world class National Health Insurance for SA

When the government announ­ced the National Health Insurance, many were unsure about how it would change the provision of healthcare in South Africa.

Motsoaledi frenzy over NHI

His reasoning has come in for much criticism, but the minister has no wish to continue the debate.

Healthcare’s private parts to shrink

NHI details are not clear but it is certain that the priveged few will have to do with less.

Member ignorance the lifeblood of medical schemes

Many medical schemes rely on the ignorance of their members, who buy more expensive cover than they may need, for their very survival.

Public private partnerships may answer doctor shortage

Politicians and industry experts say that partnerships between the public and private sectors may solve the doctor and nurse shortages in SA.

Claims exceed contributions

A significant and worrying development in the escalation of healthcare costs is that medical aid claims are now outweighing contributions.

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Economic ramifications of Covid-19

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