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What the 2019 budget means for healthcare consumers

National Health Insurance (NHI) is critical to creating a quality functioning healthcare system for all South Africans...

5 Mar 2019

NHI is an opportunity to access orphan drugs

Government's National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme represents a substantial policy shift to restructure healthcare and secure universal health coverage for all South Africans...

28 Feb 2019

Is NHI going to make the SA economy even sicker?

Concerns raised by the Hospital Association of SA (Hasa) over contradictions in the NHI and the Medical Schemes Amendment that could lead to potential job losses has raised the ire of the national health minister...

By Jasson Urbach 27 Feb 2019

Two new rural clinics open in Eastern Cape

Government has opened two new state-of-the-art clinics in rural Eastern Cape as it moves towards universal access to healthcare...

26 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Will it lead to more doctors being sued for negligence?

Legal claims against the department now amount to more than half of some provincial health budgets. Less money now will only mean more claims later...

By Daniel McLaren 21 Feb 2019

Motsoaledi outlines NHI war room plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week that in 2019 government will take a significant step towards universal health coverage that will bring quality healthcare to all South Africans...

12 Feb 2019

President sets up NHI war room

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he has established a war room in the Presidency to deal with the country's healthcare crisis and the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

8 Feb 2019

Why delays to fixing healthcare are bad news for South Africans

The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa's private health sector has been delayed again...

By Wezile Chitha 5 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Policy uncertainty and its impact on healthcare investment

Policy certainty is necessary for sustainable investment in a sector. Currently, there is considerable policy uncertainty in the health sector in SA, mainly due to three parallel policy processes...

By Paula Armstrong 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: SA's state of health

The cost of healthcare, inadequate benefits and failing public healthcare facilities were very much in the news in 2018 and are likely to continue to feature strongly in headlines in 2019...

By Board of Healthcare Funders 7 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Healthcare

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Healthcare site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Private healthcare is ripe for transformation

It's no secret that a small number of 'big names' dominate the private healthcare and medical aid industries...

28 Nov 2018

Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare

Globally, one in four private healthcare groups surveyed won't work with governments...

By Joan van Dyk 21 Nov 2018

Motsoaledi says NHI isn't being sidelined

Despite pushing the National Health Insurance (NHI), the National Department of Health only spent 10.4% of the indirect grant allocated to the programme...

2 Nov 2018

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