Council for Medical Schemes taken to task for dragging feet in offering low-cost options

THE BOARD of Healthcare Funders (BHF) was successful in its application to the High Court in Pretoria this week to overturn the moratorium that prohibits medical schemes from providing low-cost benefit options (LCBOs) to South Africans who cannot afford full medical scheme membership.

4min read dated 16 July 2023.

Doctors’ petition urges NCOP to reject NHI Bill

The South African Medical Association (Sama), representing more than 12 000 doctors, has submitted a petition signed by more than 56 000 people to the NCOP, appealing for it to vote against the passing of the NHI Bill in its current form.

3min read.

UK’s ‘best in the world’ NHS a good model for SA – Health Ombud

Implemented 75 years ago, it provides access to primary, emergency and psychiatric care, is one of the largest public health systems around the globe, and a good model of universal healthcare, he said.

This article provides facts you may not have known about the NHS. 2.5min read.