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What is National Health Insurance (NHI)?

The NHI is a central fund that the state wants to create, which will be executed by the various provincial health departments. The NHI-programme will be funded through additional tax revenue. The public can still belong to their own medical aid, but will still be obliged to contribute to the NHI fund monthly and to be a member of the NHI. The state will also make use of the services of private medical facilities and determine price controls over medication and services. The state will be in control of the entire health sector and medical treatment.

The NHI Bill can still be stopped in its tracks. The Bill was recently tabled in Parliament by Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health. This is the first step to ratify the Bill as an Act. A portfolio committee will then be appointed to consider the Bill, after which the public will be allowed to submit commentary on the Bill. It is important that as many people as possible should object to the implementation of the Bill by supporting AfriForum’s commentary on the Bill.

Don’t leave your health in the hands of the state!

I want to

  1. Give my mandate to AfriForum to attend the public hearings on my behalf.
  2. Submit AfriForum’s commentary to Parliament.




NHI Part 1: Potential economic disaster for South Africa | Mike Schüssler

NHI Part 2: To spend more money on the problem is not a solution | Mike Schüssler

NHI Part 3: Health care capacity limitations | Mike Schüssler

NHI Part 4: Focus on repairing the current system first | Mike Schüssler

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AfriForum on NHI: Government is responsible for sick healthcare system

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