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NHI will undermine, not improve, healthcare for all

Pressing ahead with National Health Insurance (NHI) will steadily undermine South Africa’s excellent private healthcare system, and overburden the country’s already gravely deficient public health system, at vast cost to taxpayers. (more…)

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Putting members back in control of their healthcare – and finances

Lack of flexibility regarding their unique healthcare needs is listed as the single biggest concern of medical scheme members. Jeremy Yatt, Principal Officer of Fedhealth Medical Scheme, explains that while medical schemes are generally limited by legislation from personalising benefits in a way the market would ideally prefer, over the last six months Fedhealth has […]

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Gap Cover for seniors – what you need to know

As we advance in years, we may gain invaluable wisdom, but for many of us the ageing process can also signal the onset of new health concerns. (more…)

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GTC comments on Competition Commission’s findings into private healthcare costs

  The Competition Commission has released its much-anticipated findings into the reasons behind the high cost of private healthcare, which inquiry commenced in 2013. Jill Larkan, Head – Healthcare at leading wealth and financial advisory firm GTC, shares insights on some of the most prominent findings and recommendations. Medical schemes As part of its investigation, […]

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High Aspirations for Universal Healthcare in SA

By Mike van Rensburg, Partner; Leana Engelbrecht, Senior Associate; and Tanya Seitz, Associate at Baker McKenzie. (more…)

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2017 patient survey shows experience of care in local hospitals

The results of the 2017 Discovery Health Patient Survey Scores (PaSS), unveiling the list of the leading 20 hospitals, as rated by patients based on their in-hospital experience, have been finalised and published on the Discovery website. (more…)

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Latest developments: National Health Insurance Bill

Last week, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi convened a media briefing to discuss the release of the highly anticipated National Health Insurance Bill (NHI Bill), which has been approved by the South African Cabinet. (more…)

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Will proposed medical schemes amendments benefit members?

In the wake of reports about Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s proposals for ushering in a new set of rules for how medical schemes operate, how are these changes likely to affect the industry and South African private healthcare consumers? (more…)

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