Latest articles on Medical Aid

This is how medical aid schemes will help to fund SA’s vaccines

Medical aid schemes and businesses will help the government with the cost of acquiring enough vaccines for the South African population to achieve herd immunity

Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?

South Africa is working towards establishing a publicly-funded universal health service and now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, is the time to implement it

Pregnant? Not on medical aid? You might be footing the bill to bring home baby

Women may be paying the price for decades’ old concessions to the medical aid industry.

​PPS reports solid operating performance despite tough market conditions

The financial services company was able to allocate R634.6-million to members’ unique profit-share accounts

Becoming: Why most medical aids don’t pay for transgender care

For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity.

Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room

Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.

READ: Aaron Motsoaledi’s speech on major changes to medical aids

The health minister has presented the Medical Schemes Amendment and National Health Insurance Bills

Rands and sense: Why the National Health Insurance may lead to better health budgets

As it stands, the policy may be woolly and imprecise but its promise is too bold to ignore.

Have questions about the National Health Insurance? We answer them

As Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi prepares to unveil the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill today, we tell you what you need to know about.

Motsoaledi: What the NHI will mean for you – and your tax credits

Our Laura Lopez Gonzalez asks health minister Aaron Motsoaledi five questions about the National Health Insurance (NHI) and your medical aid.

How to choose a medical aid plan

Are you thinking of switching medical aid options? If so, read this first.

#AIDS2016: ​HIV may be a prescribed benefit, but not all medical schemes cover ARVs

In theory medical aids fund ARVs, but in practice it's a complex process, say doctors and activists.

Medical aid board says SA has no choice but to back NHI

The industry body says the dwindling number of medical aid members means the government must act.

Medical aids have dentists over a barrel

Dentists say the reduced rates paid out by medical schemes are putting them out of business.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Press Releases