I know I spend too much on medical insurance, but I'm terrified to rely on the state for my medical care, says Susan Erasmus.
Private health care is definitely out of reach of 90% of wage earners who aren't medical scheme members. The proposed National Health Insurance is supposed to solve this problem, by providing access to decent healthcare for all SA citizens, regardless of their ability to contribute. I don't begrudge this to anyone. Contributions will be according to your income level, and everyone will have to pay, whether you plan to use these services or not. And there's the rub.