Government proceeds with NHI
We now get the latest developments on the National Health Insurance (NHI) process. The NHI was introduced as a system that aims to unite public and private healthcare resources to ensure that everyone living in the country has access to the same standard of health care. Government's White Paper on NHI proposes a single, compulsory medical scheme for all. Critics though have pointed out that the NHI system would not work. John Kane-Berman a policy fellow at the South African Institute of Race Relations recently wrote that the system is not sustainable. We are now joined on the line by Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi.