Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi introduced the draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill in Pretoria this week. The new legislation proposes significant changes to the way healthcare is funded and managed, including abolishing copayments, prescribed minimum benefits and waiting periods for medical aid cover.
Read the Bill below or click here to download it.
Have something to say? Tweet or Facebook us on @Bhekisisa_MG
Could a new manmade concoction of mundane odours stop malaria?
Interested in health and social justice reporting and willing to put in the hours to do it? This internship might be for you.
Does sex work legislation have an impact on gender-based violence and HIV infection rates? We traveled to Amsterdam and Durban to find out.
Bhekisisa means "to scrutinise" in Zulu
In South Africa, Zulu patients who would like to be thoroughly assessed by a doctor, would ask the physician to "bhekisisa" them.