Home > Medical schemes > News News Low-cost medical schemes on the horizon The Medical Schemes Council has published a framework outlining new requirements according to which existing medical schemes could apply to have new low-cost options registered. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery What will happen if PMBs are charged at medical aid rates? The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) 2014 - 2015 report suggests that the country may be moving to an environment of greater regulation of medical care pricing that may not be beneficial to everyone. Motsoaledi will make the HPCSA findings public Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says while no formal announcement has been made regarding the future of the National Health Insurance (NHI), much was being behind the scenes to ensure its effective roll-out in the near future. SA medical schemes in favour of improving clinical quality healthcare The private healthcare industry has welcomed the release of the eleventh annual report on the clinical quality of healthcare in South Africa, which was released at a conference of healthcare stakeholders in Centurion, Gauteng on 22 July 2015. Medical Aid schemes are squeezing Community pharmacies and consumers The Independent Community Pharmacy Association is challenging the Council of Medical Schemes to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes, to do away with closed DSP’s and to re-look at the way co-payments are calculated, as the current structure does not have the interests of the consumer or pharmacies at heart. Why choosing cheaper medical cover can cost you in the long run Medical cover is expensive, and getting more so every year. Unfortunately this could mean we opt for lower monthly premiums that could mean you aren't covered in the event of an expensive procedure. Medical Schemes Act: proposed amendments to PMBs Proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act signal a victory for millions of medical scheme beneficiaries and allow for a more equitable and sustainable healthcare system in South Africa. The best medical aid in SA Consumer expectations are not being met when it comes to medical aids, but in a survey Bonitas came out tops. 'How Discovery Health messed us around' A disgruntled couple, who were on Discovery Health's Classic Comprehensive Plan, believe customers are expected to pay for the fund management's errors. Discovery Health responds. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier World Thrombosis Day » World Thrombosis Day 2015 The next 37 seconds The dangers of blood clots Deep vein thrombosis can happen to anyone Blood clots can be deadly when they form inside arteries, especially the deep veins of the legs. Dr Ismail Shaik shares his experience. Up for grabs » Babies smell mom Partner trouble affects parenting Healthy mom-child relationship How you can win R2500 Tell us what it's like being a working mom in SA and you could win R2500 in cold, hard cash.