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NHI: Don’t Panic – Read Between the Lines

The success of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme will depend on the effective implementation of four key interventions. According to health minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, these include the complete transformation of healthcare service provision and delivery, the total overhaul of the entire healthcare system, the radical change of administration and management, and the provision of […]

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How to Comment on the NHI Green Paper – Deadline Extended

Stakeholders previously had until 12 October to comment on the National Health Insurance Green Paper published by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, last month. However, this deadline has now been extended to 31 December. According to Dr Aquina Thulare, special adviser to the minister, comments can be done in any format. Although there […]

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Doctors Give Cautious Nod to Government’s NHI Plan

Both the South African Medical Association (Sama) and the South African Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) have welcomed the release of government’s Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI). SAPPF CEO Dr Chris Archer said while there is some concern about the lack of detail in the document, which he called ‘a skeleton plan’ and ‘a plan […]

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NHI: a Windfall for GPs?

Dr Tony Behrman, CEO CPC/Qualicare  Whether the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan will be delivered in the format proposed in the recently released Green Paper or not, the concept of the unitary delivery of healthcare to all South African citizens cannot be rejected by any thinking South African. While organisations scurry to align themselves either with or […]

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Law in Practice: Legal Perspectives on National Health Insurance

Elsabé Klinck  With the release of the Green Paper on National Health Insurance (NHI), many questions are being asked as to the legal aspects relating to the new health plan for SA. These questions relate to the various legal frameworks that may need to be created or changed, as well as whether the various aspects […]

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Minister Motsoaledi Releases NHI Green Paper

Minister Motsoaledi on Thursday, 11 August launched the Green Paper on the national health insurance (NHI) during a post-Cabinet media briefing in Pretoria. He described these first steps towards establishing the national health insurance as truly historic. The minister made it clear that the NHI is seen as a 14-year project. The first five years […]

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