In his State of the Nation address in 2009, President Jacob Zuma announced the introduction of a National Health Insurance system. We're in possession of the confidential document in which an ANC task team sets out its NHI plan. Here are the key points. By Mari Hudson, for What’s New DOC
These are just a few of the implications of the proposals set out in the confidential ANC document titled “The National Health Insurance Plan for South Africa”, prepared by the party’s NHI task team and dated 16 February 2009. The task team was headed by former director-general of health Dr Olive Shisana, who is apparently positioning herself to become head of the NHI. This NHI Plan was drafted on behalf of the ANC health and education subcommittee. The subcommittee was headed by Dr Zweli Mkize, Zuma confidant and new KwaZulu-Natal premier.