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Election fever stokes the NHI fire

 18 Apr 19
When in the grip of election fever, it becomes even more difficult than usual to decipher facts from the deluge of rhetoric and obfuscation proffered by politicians.…

The NHI: Analysis from a public choice perspective

 03 Apr 19
The NHI is set to be South Africa’s version of universal healthcare where resources are pooled in order to provide health services for everyone.…

SA’s wasted NHI millions could have been spent so much better

02 Apr 19   Jasson Urbach
In a written reply to a question in Parliament, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel disclosed that the private health market inquiry has cost taxpayers R197 million.…

NHI model unaffordable and to cause job losses

01 Apr 19   Jasson Urbach
Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has accused the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) of “fear-mongering” and attempting to sabotage the implementation of government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.…

Unviable scheme has potential to wreck country’s fragile economy

05 Mar 19   Jasson Urbach
Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has accused the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA) of “fear-mongering” and attempting to sabotage the implementation of government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.…

The Eskom of healthcare

04 Mar 19   Michael Settas
Election season is here and this past week we have heard about the ruling party’s grandiose National Health Insurance (NHI) proposal and its new springboard, the report by the Presidency on last year’s Presidential Health Summit.…

Looming NHI disaster would dwarf Eskom

04 Mar 19   Dr Johann Serfontein
As much as the country is currently focused on the crisis in Eskom, the nation seems to have lost sight of the looming NHI Fund, which will be twice the size of the failing power utility in financial terms.…

Private sector is best hope to train new doctors, nurses

12 Dec 18   Jasson Urbach
The South Africa-Cuba medical doctor programme has been a catastrophic failure, yet the South African government continues to send medical students to the despotic island nation and to place Cuban trained doctors in South African hospitals and clinic…

Die NGV en die aanslag op ons Vryheid

30 Aug 18   Chris Hattingh
Hoe meer mag die staat het, hoe minder vryheid het die individu. Een van die grootste aanvalle nog op individuele vryheid kom in die vorm van die Nasionale Gesondheidsversekering (NGV).…

Media release: HMI report says nothing new but careful timing supports Motsoaledi’s contentious NHI Bill

28 Aug 18   FMF Media Release
The preliminary findings of the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) into the private healthcare sector, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill have all been published for public comment.…

Alternatives to the NHI

24 Aug 18   Jasson Urbach
The Department of Health’s Dr Anban Pillay has slammed the Free Market Foundation (FMF) for criticising the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and has requested that we submit reasons why we believe the government’s proposed NHI scheme will not wor…

An unintended, but serious consequence of government’s drive to introduce NHI is that young adults and families will be hit the hardest

22 Aug 18   Jasson Urbach
A unintended, but serious consequence of government’s drive to introduce NHI is that young adults and families will be hit the hardest.…

Funding figures vital for assessing the viability of NHI

24 Jul 18   Dr Johann Serfontein
Despite Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi not wanting to commit to even a rough estimate of costs of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, the failure thereof will be funding.…

NHI – What is the Union Mandate?

19 Jul 18   Dr Johann Serfontein
Cosatu has been vocal in their support for NHI, even calling for the head of Aaron Motsoaledi as Minister of Health for his implementation delays.…

Media release: Young people and families hit hardest by gap cover limitations

29 May 18   FMF Media Release
An unintended, but serious consequence of government’s drive to introduce NHI is that young adults and families will be hit the hardest.…

Warning: SA's centrist medical schemes strategy will bring higher costs and poorer quality

16 May 18   Michael Settas
News from the medical schemes regulator, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), that it is pressing ahead with a draft consultative framework on compelling the consolidation of medical schemes, tells us that the proposed National Health Insurance (NH…