Sunday Times Politics Weekly – Is government high-jacking private healthcare infrastructure?

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday vowed that the National Health Insurance is here to stay.

Ramaphosa was speaking a week after health minister Zweli Mkhize made public the NHI bill, which has been the subject of a lot of criticism. Most of the critics have pointed out a lack of clarity about its funding, questions over the future of medical aids and fear that health professionals and specialists would leave the country.

This week, the Sunday Times politics team discusses the controversial bill in depth. Are fears justified or should we be adopting a Robin Hood approach to critical public services?
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