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iol.co.za
SA can’t afford a scheme like the NHIGiven the country’s bleak economic growth forecast and chronic unemployment sit
SA can’t afford a scheme like the NHI
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
Given the country’s bleak economic growth forecast and chronic unemployment situation, SA simply cannot afford the NHI, writes Jasson Urbach. “A lie told often enough becomes the truth” is a quote ascribed to various people. A lie of the kind many... Read more
6d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Well, ain't that a dragIf the World Health Organisation has its way, movie stars won't be allowed to s
Well, ain't that a drag
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
If the World Health Organisation has its way, movie stars won't be allowed to smoke on the big screen. The WHO has asked countries to place age restrictions on movies that show people smoking, citing smoking in films as one of the reasons teens... Read more
13d
The Times & The Sunday Times
'NHI will destroy medical schemes'The advent of a national health insurance fund, as outlined in a white paper pu
'NHI will destroy medical schemes'
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 13 days ago
The advent of a national health insurance fund, as outlined in a white paper published last month, would, it is predicted, lead to the demise of most private medical aid schemes. The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union called on its... Read more
16d
iol.co.za
Health care is a social investmentIt’s not like any other commodity, so it shouldn’t be sold like any other commo
Health care is a social investment
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
It’s not like any other commodity, so it shouldn’t be sold like any other commodity. Janet Smith spoke to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi answers six big questions about the NHI White Paper: Q: Are you intending... Read more
16d
iol.co.za
Anti-smoking backlashJohannesburg - impractical, senseless and a threat to their business. This is
Anti-smoking backlash
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
Johannesburg - impractical, senseless and a threat to their business. This is how liquor industry associations described Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s plan to ban smoking in public places yesterday. In October last year, the minister said: “We... Read more
17d
Mail & Guardian
Motsoaledi strikes back at NHI criticsThe government’s proposed “big bang and unaffordable approach” to universal acc
Motsoaledi strikes back at NHI critics
Mail & Guardian / Posted 17 days ago
The government’s proposed “big bang and unaffordable approach” to universal access to healthcare will eventually “collapse under its own weight”, says the Free Market Foundation. The planned National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme would deprive South... Read more
18d
iol.co.za
NHI will be ‘unmitigated disaster’Johannesburg - With an already tough economic climate and narrow tax base, the
NHI will be ‘unmitigated disaster’
iol.co.za / Posted 18 days ago
Johannesburg - With an already tough economic climate and narrow tax base, the adoption of proposals in the White Paper on the National Health Insurance (NHI) could mean an “unmitigated disaster”. This is according to the Free Market Foundation... Read more
18d
Mail & Guardian
Motsoaledi accused of trying to control private health pricesThe Competition Commission’s private healthcare market inquiry is a “ruse” set
Motsoaledi accused of trying to control private health prices
Mail & Guardian / Posted 18 days ago
The Competition Commission’s private healthcare market inquiry is a “ruse” set in place by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi as a “justification to control prices” in the sector to facilitate the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI)... Read more
19d
The Times & The Sunday Times
NHI could make economy sickThis is according to Jasson Urbach, an economist and a director of the Free Mar
NHI could make economy sick
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 19 days ago
This is according to Jasson Urbach, an economist and a director of the Free Market Foundation. The NHI, according to a government policy document - a "white paper" - would be a state-administered fund that paid for all healthcare, leading to the... Read more
20d
AllAfrica.com
More Claims of Nation's 'Spectacular Transformation' Fact-CheckedanalysisBy Kate Wilkinson, Lebohang Mojapelo and Louise Ferreira The head of t
More Claims of Nation's 'Spectacular Transformation' Fact-Checked
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
analysisBy Kate Wilkinson, Lebohang Mojapelo and Louise Ferreira The head of the Free Market Foundation argued there has been "spectacular" racial transformation in South Africa since apartheid ended. This is the second of two reports fact-checking... Read more
21d
Daily Maverick
DA’s Herman Mashaba is confident about winning JohannesburgHerman Mashaba will not talk about losing. Sitting on a red sofa in Sandton's S
DA’s Herman Mashaba is confident about winning Johannesburg
Daily Maverick / Posted 21 days ago
Herman Mashaba will not talk about losing. Sitting on a red sofa in Sandton's Southern Sun Hotel, I try to raise the possibility of a coalition government in Johannesburg. “No, Greg, I refuse anyone saying, 'If I don't win...' Do you think I can go... Read more
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26d
The Times & The Sunday Times
NHI 'unconstitutional', says medical lawyerThis is according to Neil Kirby, a medical lawyer at law firm Werksmans. The N
NHI 'unconstitutional', says medical lawyer
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 26 days ago
This is according to Neil Kirby, a medical lawyer at law firm Werksmans. The NHI white paper was released by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi last month. The policy proposal suggests a single fund that would buy all health services for all South... Read more
29d
Daily Dispatch
7 000 will own their homes at long lastThe Eastern Cape will mint 7000 new homeowners in the coming months as the gove
7 000 will own their homes at long last
Daily Dispatch / Posted 29 days ago
The Eastern Cape will mint 7000 new homeowners in the coming months as the government finally hands over title deeds to RDP beneficiaries. Property agents are salivating at the prospect of potential new stock that could come onto the... Read more
30d
iol.co.za
AfriBusiness warns of NHI tax burdenJohannesburg - Paying for more than three types of different tax for medical se
AfriBusiness warns of NHI tax burden
iol.co.za / Posted 30 days ago
Johannesburg - Paying for more than three types of different tax for medical services is the harsh reality facing South African taxpayers, AfriBusiness warned on Friday. The warning comes after the Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi published the... Read more

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