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NHI will only 'plague' private sector with public health corruption

 07 Sep 20
NHI will only 'plague' private sector with public health corruption…

Which is better in a pandemic - privately funded or government funded healthcare?

 30 Jul 20
Which is better in a pandemic - privately funded or government funded healthcare?…

The COVID-19 response shows government can't handle NHI

15 Jul 20   Chris Hattingh
South Africa's government-imposed COVID-19 lockdown was supposedly instituted to buy the government time to manage the spread of the virus, and to allow the public healthcare sector to prepare its own facilities adequately for an increase in COVID-19…

Lessons from Spain: Covid-19 exposed the inefficiency of a National Health Service

07 May 20   Roxana Nicula
Lessons from Spain: Covid-19 exposed the inefficiency of a National Health Service…

The unknowns of National Health Insurance are exactly what we should be afraid of

11 Mar 20   Michael Settas
It was India’s late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who once said, “Beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.”…

2020 – A healthcare upturn unlikely

28 Jan 20   Dr Johann Serfontein
2019 brought with it a host of healthcare policy decisions, which aimed to stabilise the South African healthcare sector, promoting sustainability.…

Removal of low-cost health plans prejudices low income workers

17 Dec 19   Michael Settas
Last week the Council for Medical Schemes published Circular 80 of 2019, which bans low cost benefit options.…

Media release: Government is intent on destroying private health insurance to pave the way for its NHI scheme

10 Dec 19  
With last week’s announcement by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) that no Low-Cost Benefit Options (LCBO) will be allowed for low-income consumers and no health insurance products will be allowed beyond March 2021, South Africans are another ste…

How other countries manage universal health coverage

05 Dec 19   Michael Settas
The National Health Insurance (NHI) roadshow of public hearings by parliament’s health committee kicked off in KwaZulu-Natal on November 22 and is expected to roll out nationally during early 2020.…

How will the NHI Impact the Private Health Sector?

05 Dec 19   Michael Settas
A short trip down memory lane tells us that when the 1st draft of the Demarcation Regulations (DR) was published in 2012 it effectively banned gap cover products outright – even though gap cover products had already been in existence for around two d…

NHI leads to limited funding and denial of care, UK and Canada show

25 Nov 19   Johan Biermann
Imagine a health-care system in which the government decides how many doctors and hospitals there should be, the type of medical procedures and medicines patients may receive, and the number and type of diagnostic technologies (MRI, PET and CAT scann…

Media release: National Health Insurance is catastrophic for SA’s healthcare and economy

21 Nov 19  
The latest iteration of National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was gazetted on 26 July 2019 and is open for public comment. It’s a depressing sense of déjà vu.…