DA concerned NHI bill will not pass constitutional muster

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The DA says it is waiting to hear from the National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise after sending a letter saying it is concerned that the National Health Insurance Bill will not pass constitutional muster.

The DA says it will ask Parliament to seek a comprehensive legal opinion on the matter.

The DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he has written to Modise to request her to urgently instruct the Parliamentary Legal Services to obtain a legal opinion on the Bill.

Maimane says the Bill appears to remove provincial competencies when it comes to health care.