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 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. More in Medical Schemes News 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 Potential amalgamation between Bonitas medical fund and Liberty medical scheme See All Medical schemes News » 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. Why medical aid costs are soaring in SAWhy you shouldn't cancel your medical aid coverMedical aid resolutions for 2016 Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claims Doctors providing fraudulent sick notes to members and then claiming for a consultation is just one of the scams uncovered by Discovery Health, CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg tells Health24. PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Prescribed Minimum Benefits: must a scheme pay in full, at cost for these 270 conditions? The battle rages on, despite judgments in several court cases. Medical schemes - the basics A medical scheme helps you to pay for your healthcare needs, such as nursing, surgery, dental work, medicine and hospital accommodation. Hospital plans Some of SA’s cheapest hospital plans Money’s tight for everyone. Need to buy down to a hospital plan? Here’s more about some of the low-cost options in SA. advertisement From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?