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Health department's demarcation regulations are potentially unconstitutional

 19 Sep 17
Millions of low-paid and economically vulnerable citizens today find they are without medical insurance and either now must pay directly out of pocket to access private facilities or rely on the vagaries of a state controlled system.…

Reforming South Africa’s proposed healthcare financing reforms

 06 Sep 17
This paper by FMF Director Jasson Urbach asks an important question: Is South Africa capable of providing “free health care for all”?…

Motsoaledi ‘destroying’ private healthcare for NHI we can’t afford

04 Sep 17   Jasson Urbach
Millions of low-paid and economically vulnerable citizens today find they are without medical insurance and either now must pay directly out of pocket to access private facilities or rely on the vagaries of a state controlled system.…

Free Market Foundation founded on moral economic principles

23 Aug 17   Ayanda Khumalo
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) has for forty-two years been working for freedom and prosperity for all.…

A generous dose of private healthcare to cure what ails us

Few things violate the rational mind as much as the disruptive policies the minister of health prescribes for private health providers and the country.…

LETTER: Health plan authoritarian

07 Aug 17   Jasson Urbach
The latest iteration of the national health insurance (NHI) policy paper induces a depressing sense of déjà vu.…

Media release: Critical details still missing on NHI and too few tax payers to shoulder NHI funding burden

19 Jul 17  
The national health insurance (NHI) policy paper is pure déjà vu. We are no closer to understanding critical details, such as how much the scheme will cost and from where the money to pay for it will come.…

The battle of the sectors - public vs private. Where should the focus be?

21 Jun 17   Jasson Urbach
In 2014, the Competition Commission launched the Healthcare Market Inquiry (HMI) into private healthcare after the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, approached them with his “hypothesis” that private healthcare is too costly.…

Media release: Radical healthcare transformation: Bring healthcare back to the people and away from government

12 Jun 17   FMF Media Release
Affordable and quality healthcare is critically important to fight unemployment and poverty and achieve radical economic transformation.…

Public health is in critical condition, and the NHI cannot save it

26 Apr 17   Dr Johann Serfontein
The recent revelations by the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) in their 2015-16 inspection report, which was presented in Parliament recently, has raised alarm about the state of the public healthcare system.…

Government’s NHI plan is based on squeezing out private healthcare

20 Apr 17   Jasson Urbach
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been tasked with an important aspect of the "radical economic transformation" agenda, and that is to nationalise healthcare in SA.…

Why SA should take a leaf out of Egypt’s book on drug approvals

Many problems beset healthcare in South Africa. A most frustrating one is the inability of the drug regulator, the Medicines Control Council, to approve medicines in a timely manner.…

‘Social solidarity’ stopped actuaries devising policies to suit low-income earners

22 Feb 17   Jasson Urbach
The final demarcation regulations drawing the line between medical insurance products and medical schemes was gazetted by the Treasury in December.…

Media release: Alternatives exist to the catastrophic NHI proposal

10 Nov 16   FMF Media Release
When will the media and public wake up to the looming disaster of NHI?…

Business Day column: Beware the ‘fascist incest fest’ that will be the WHO’s COP7 tobacco meeting

09 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Who is WHO? Because of the answer, you should adopt the "brace position" suggested by airlines before a crash.…

Business Day column: Beware the ‘fascist incest fest’ that will be the WHO’s COP7 tobacco meeting

09 Nov 16   Leon Louw
Who is WHO? Because of the answer, you should adopt the "brace position" suggested by airlines before a crash.…

Business Day column: Health minister uses illusion to talk up benefits of the NHI

20 Oct 16   Leon Louw
Despite our differences, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and I have something in common.…

A buzzing economy helps keep malaria at bay

30 Sep 16   Jasson Urbach
EVERY nation gets the government it deserves, the 18th century French philosopher Joseph de Maistre wrote.…