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NHI likely to fail, say experts

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The planned healthcare insurance was likely to fail judging from how state-owned enterprises performed, said political analyst Professor Lesiba Teffo.


15 Jul 2020
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NHI likely to fail, say experts

Picture for illustration. Health workers can be seen at a Covid-19 testing centre at the Forest Hill Mall in Centurion, 9 June 2020, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The controversy around the mismanagement of food parcels and relief funds during the lockdown are an indication of the possible downfall of the National Health Insurance (NHI), experts said. In his national address on Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa appealed to South Africans to support the NHI to ensure quality healthcare for all. “Let us lay the foundation for the National Health Insurance so that all people have access to the quality healthcare they need, regardless of their ability to pay,” Ramaphosa said. In the address, Ramaphosa banned the sale of alcohol with immediate effect as alcohol-related incidents led to the...

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