Fix Hospitals first before NHI

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There is also a lot of information about NHI in the August & September (2023) Newsletters – see under Newsletters on ‘Home’ page.

Income tax hike and payroll tax proposed for NHI funding

Back to square one in dispute over certificates of need for doctors

Health Minister Joe Phaahla has been granted a repreive in the standoff over a section in the National Health Act which calls or doctors to obtain a ‘certificate of need’ before they can set up or expand their practices.

In this edition of Qualicare news we offer our overarching vision on Universal Health Coverage for RSA, as well as a summary of the NHI Bill and a booklet explaining NHI, released by the Department of Health for future reference.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is not automatically NHI. NHI is the funding mechanism to pay for Universal Health Coverage. The latter is catered for in the SA Constitution as part of the progressive realization of healthcare.
  • How does the government plan to fund the proposed National Health Insurance Bill
  • Process around NHI
  • Can SA learn about NHI from those who have it??
  • NHI: Qualicare calls for calm… Universal Health Coverage is the true Goal
  • The National Health Insurance Bill Summary
  • NHI Booklet
  • Dr. Tony Behrman’s Commentary Document
  • Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill