NHI – an opinion making serious sense from an excellent source

Alex van Heerden (Alex van den Heever is chair of Social Security Systems Administration and Management Studies, Adjunct Professor in the School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand.) In the National Assembly on 22 August 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa responded to the searing criticisms of the National Health Insurance (NHI) proposals by stating that some people opposed to the NHI are “opposed to transformation against the backdrop of massive inequality in the health sector.” On the same day, the president’s key adviser on NHI and the chairperson of the Ministerial…

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