24 August 2011

NHI proposals 101

Here's what everyone needs to know about the National Health Insurance proposals published recently.

The yardstick for how much people will pay for national health insurance (NHI) is their current contribution to medical funds, according to Dr Yogan Pillay, deputy director general for health.

The NHI model will ensure that all citizens of South Africa (and legal permanent residents) are provided with essential healthcare, regardless of their employment status and ability to make a direct monetary contribution to the NHI Fund. This will be achieved through the regulation of private sector healthcare pricing and the improvement in the quality of healthcare as well as the strengthening of the planning, information management, service provision and overhauling of management systems of the public healthcare system.
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