Can South Africa afford National Health Insurance?

The concerns are not only about affordability, but also about our preparedness.

Elias Masilela, Commissioner at the National Planning Commission

Health cannot be a function of income, it must be a fundamental human right.

This statement, made by Nelson Mandela, is an undeniable truth, but the elephant in the room remains the cost of the provision of universal healthcare for a middle income country like South Africa, said Elias Masilela, Commissioner at the National Planning Commission.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Masilela.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

The public sector can’t provide the quality that the private sector delivers.

Elias Masilela, Commissioner at the National Planning Commission

The best solution is going to be one where the public and private sector work together towards the same objective.

Elias Masilela, Commissioner at the National Planning Commission

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