A senior economist has told the Tax Indaba 2019 in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, that the country cannot afford the National Health Insurance.
South Africa has taken steps towards strengthening mental health care in the last 20 years. These include reforming the Mental Health Care Act 2002 and developing a National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013–2020.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has given the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health until January 2020 to resolve all the challenges facing health facilities in the province.
The Competition Commission has found that the private healthcare market in South Africa is characterised by high and rising costs of healthcare and medical scheme cover.
Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku, says there are fewer people opposed to the National Health Insurance (NHI) than before.
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Health has called on the public to make either written or oral submissions on the National Health Insurance Bill.
The health sector has power to create thousands of jobs and bridge the inequality gap in South Africa.
The National Health Insurance has been described as the convention that will overhaul democratic South Africa’s health system.
Delegates at the Hospital Association of South Africa conference have acknowledged that the National Health Insurance will force them to change the way they do business.
The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa has warned the private health sector against pointing fingers at the public sector as the only one with challenges ahead of the full implementation of the National Health Insurance.
The Health Department says while the National Health Insurance (NHI) is designed to provide quality health care to every patient in South Africa, it will have some limitations on what conditions it will cover.