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War of words over declined medical aid merger

Sizwe Medical Fund has taken a swipe at the Council for Medical Schemes for declining its merger with Hosmed

Row over medical scheme merger

The amalgamation of Sizwe Medical Aid and Hosmed Medical Scheme, two major black-owned companies, has hit an unexpected hurdle

The NHI Bill is ‘not doom and gloom’

In a panel discussion hosted by the M&G, experts broke down what the NHI will practically mean for consumers

Are the medical aids really fleecing you?

There's good news and bad news when it comes to PMBs.

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

Government and medical aids may be uncomfortable but necessary bedfellows.

Council for medical schemes contravened treasury regulations – AG

The AG's report has found that the Council for Medical Schemes failed to comply with laws governing the financial management of public entities.

Independent pharmacies take on medical aid ‘bullies’

Community chemists say racial profiling and gated network are putting them out of business.

Comment: Restore medical aids to good health

Private healthcare is meant to support public health, but it must be kept in check.

Whistle-blowers ‘being targeted’

The fallout from the dirty war being fought in South Africa's R85-billion-a-year health insurance industry grew this week.

Renaissance Health ailing

The woes of Renaissance Health Medical Scheme continue as the joint liquidators of the scheme have instituted action.

Selecting the right medical scheme

Although a high level of savings may look good on paper, you need to understand what exactly will be paid out of savings and what out of risk.

More on medical aid

The government medical scheme has continued to siphon new members, driving the first noteworthy increase in the number of medical aid beneficiaries.

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