Home > Medical schemes > News News SA urged not to adopt American NHI model Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the government is pressing ahead with the National Health Insurance, adding that the country has been urged not to follow the American model. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Could PMBs be on the way out? Prescribed Minimum Benefits, according to the Council for Medical Schemes, is a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the option they have chosen. Medical negligence: Lawyers slam Motsoaledi The legal profession has condemned claims by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi that lawyers leading litigation against medical practitioners are lining their pockets. What to look out for when choosing a medical scheme Are your health insurance costs too high? Try decoding your medical aid terms and conditions and associated costs to make sure that it works for you. This is the worst ever breach of medical records Experts say medical data can be far more lucrative than credit cards after hackers stole data on as many as 80 million customers at health insurance giant Anthem. Minister appoints new council to oversee medical schemes Prof Yosuf Veriava has been re-appointed as Chairperson of Council that oversees the governance of the Council for Medical Schemes. Medical records worth more than credit cards on black market The FBI has warned healthcare providers to better protect themselves against hackers as patients' medical records are worth ten times more than credit card information on the black market. “ Latest comment on Health24 Boitumelo Joy Twinsista Sehlata says... I know we all want to lose weight but let's do it the healthy way. this story is touching me as I know someone who might end up like the poor lady. I wish I could help but my... 18 kg anorexic woman begs for help after hospitals say she is too thin to treat ” SA to get medical ombudsman According to Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, the role of the ombudsman would be to address the 'challenges' in both private and public healthcare. Smoking and obesity can cost you a lot of money According to a recent report annual health-care expenses are substantially higher for smokers and the obese, compared with non-smokers and people of healthy weight. Your scheme and breast cancer – 10 questions to ask If you get breast cancer, how much will your medical scheme pay for your treatment? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Healthy ears » A middle-ear microphone Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous The gift of hearing The strangest things found in people's ears Doctors have found some very weird things in patients' ears. We look at 7 strange things found in human ears . . . Live allergy free » 10 dog breeds for allergy sufferers Strange allergy cures Managing seasonal allergies Bust those allergies! All you need to know about relieving seasonal allergies.