It’s madness!— Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show
You’re not going to improve public health by breaking the private sector! You’re simply not!— Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show
Medical aids will only be allowed to cover services the National Health Insurance (NHI) doesn’t offer, according to a leaked version of the revised NHI Bill.
There are 308 public healthcare facilities that are non-compliant with minimum standards while 224 are “critically non-compliant”, according to the Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC).
About 76% of all facilities assessed by the OHSC were non-compliant.
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This would force consumers to rely solely on the NHI for certain services… forcing people to wait for services that could be provided by the private sector… increasing pressure on the public sector…— Dr Nicholas Burger
Close to 16% of the population relies on the private sector…— Dr Nicholas Burger
We’re not equipped in the public sector to deal with the NHI…— Dr Nicholas Burger
This will get thrown out through lengthy legal processes… a move by Government to accrue votes in the 2019 election… We’ve seen NHI fail in far more established economies… It’ll have to be implemented slowly over time…— Dr Nicholas Burger
Treasury is also up in arms… it’s anyone’s guess what the motive for this revision is…— Dr Nicholas Burger
Brazil has a flourishing public/private health system…— Dr Nicholas Burger
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