Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says Treasury has developed what it calls a “National Health Insurance Financing Paper” which provides proper guidelines for the funding of the National Health Insurance.
A senior economist has told the Tax Indaba 2019 in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, that the country cannot afford the National Health Insurance.
Different stakeholders will be watching with keen interest when Gauteng Finance MEC, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko, presents the Provincial Budget for the 2020/21 financial year to the Legislature in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to address the issue of aging infrastructure, regular shortages of medicine and long queues faced by public hospitals.
Public hearings on the National Health Insurance Bill in Beaufort West in the Central Karoo were concluded this past weekend.
The KwaZulu-Natal government has criticised the private health sector for the high cost of medical care.
Democratic White House contenders united in backing the impeachment inquiry of Republican President Donald Trump on Wednesday, but differed over the wisdom of imposing new taxes on the wealthy and how to expand healthcare coverage for Americans.
The Health Department is working with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to develop digital platforms to run 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.