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A National Health Insurance disaster would dwarf Eskom crisis

How has an NHI worked in other countries?

In an opinion peace on Business Day, Dr Johann Serfontein, of the Free Market Foundation’s health policy division, says that while the country is currently focused on the crisis in Eskom, the nation seems to have lost sight of the looming National Health Insurance (NHI) fund, which, from a financial perspective, will be twice the size of the failing power utility.

He says the public health sector needs to be fixed before NHI can be implemented and that the only way to fix the public health system is to introduce competent management at all levels. He talks to Classic Business Breakfast with Moneyweb about why the NHI in its current form would not work and compares it to the rest of the world. 

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Another day, another disaster. Tell us something different

The Govt isn’t going to provide NHI, the taxpayers are. Approx 5 million taxpayers simply cannot pay for comprehensive medical care for 50 million others, including the flood of refugees who will stream across our borders for free care. This is a disaster waiting to happen on so many levels.

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