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.

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.

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.

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.

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