Home > Medical schemes Medical schemes All sections in Medical Schemes » About Medical Schemes » General Info » Choosing a Medical Scheme » Dictionary of Terms » FAQs » Medical Scheme News » PMB and Chronic Disease » Momentum Health » Fedhealth Gordhan outlines initial focus of NHI The initial priorities of the National HealthFfund include maternal health, family planning services, the integrated school health programme and improving the services for people with disabilities, the elderly and “mentally ill patients” Medical Schemes News Medical aids and the high cost of psychiatric meds Many people suffering from depression and anxiety rely on expensive medication, but often the cost of these drugs is not covered by medical aid. More in Medical Schemes News Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claims PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Gordhan outlines initial focus of NHI Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme See All Medical schemes News » The value of digital technology in addressing quality care The explosion of technology into the healthcare industry and the wealth of online healthcare information is augmenting patient’s descriptions of their symptoms, making it safer, quicker, more reliable and cheaper to get accurate diagnoses. Texas hospitals develop rapid test for Zika virusSA hospitals are running out of TB drugsHospitals allegedly turned away dying Indian children Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals A new analysis found that some US hospitals are spending more money on postoperative care, but not actually saving people's lives. Why you shouldn't cancel your medical aid cover Saving on your monthly contribution might seem as a good idea until a family emergency and your hospital bill put a dent in your pocket. Here are a few reasons why cancelling your medical aid is not really a money-saver. Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme So what is the difference between medical insurance and a medical scheme? The amendment to the Demarcation Act aims to clear this up once and for all. What are emergency conditions? An emergency medical condition means the sudden and, at the time, unexpected onset of a health condition that requires immediate medical treatment and/or an operation. Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme So what is the difference between medical insurance and a medical scheme? The amendment to the Demarcation Act aims to clear this up once and for all. 'Purchasing pool' for NHI could lower costsForget NHI, use the money for new clinics: DA MPNHI: A feasible proposal or is it dead in the water? Gordhan outlines initial focus of NHI The initial priorities of the National HealthFfund include maternal health, family planning services, the integrated school health programme and improving the services for people with disabilities, the elderly and “mentally ill patients” Are South Africans baffled by medical scheme benefits? The medical scheme industry is full of jargon and benefit structures that often leave the man on the street confused and frustrated when it comes to understanding and accessing their benefits. The cost of healthcare in South Africa Despite policy initiatives aimed at structuring affordable low cost healthcare funding products, medical schemes have remained unaffordable, and therefore inaccessible, to the majority of South Africans. Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claimsWhy medical aid costs are soaring in SAWhy you shouldn't cancel your medical aid cover The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA See how your medical aid fared as members reveal which plans met their expectations and which ones left much to be desired. Prof Adrè Schreuder speaks to Health24 about the survey. advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Choose wisely... » Healthy diet may extend kidney patients' lives Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Finding the right diet for you With so many fad diets out there, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. Dietitian Mpho Tshukudu gives advice on how to find and follow the right diet. Decor danger! » Sick building syndrome FAQ: Sick building syndrome What is sick building syndrome? Your wallpaper might be making you sick Fungus growing on wallpaper might contribute to 'sick building syndrome', causing symptoms similar to flu and allergies.