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Draft South African law sets stage for national health insurance

The draft sets out a law that will enable mandatory health insurance to cover all citizens.
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS

South Africa’s government published a draft law that will enable the establishment of a mandatory national health insurance system that will provide cover to all citizens.

The bill proposes setting up a national health insurance fund that would buy healthcare services on behalf of all its members, according to a copy published on the government’s website on Thursday. The fund would be the sole state purchaser of health services and determine the nation’s healthcare costs, it said.

While the government first proposed phasing in national health insurance in 2009 over a period of 14 years, it has been slow in getting off the ground and there has been little clarity over how it will be funded — an issue not addressed in the draft law. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is due to hold a briefing on the new law later on Thursday.

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Guess it will be off overseas for health care like most leaders of African countries including Zooms who seems to fancy Russia

Say after me.

– Get what you have already working
– NHI is impracticable and not affordable. The goose that is paying social grants (a small number of us) is nearly dead.

/sarcasm Thanks guys for funding this plan, I really appreciate it!

Everything the ANC touches is destructed.

The end of South Africa.

Example: basic budgeting principles ignored…… these people cannot even come up with a cost estimate.

Pie in the sky by the clinically E.F.Fd. Could they be among the 1st users of the NHI system and check themselves into a mental hospital?

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