Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says Treasury has developed what it calls a “National Health Insurance Financing Paper” which provides proper guidelines for the funding of the National Health Insurance.
The Health Department says while the National Health Insurance (NHI) is designed to provide quality health care to every patient in South Africa, it will have some limitations on what conditions it will cover.
The Head of Policy at the Institute of Race Relations, Anthea Jeffery, says government should not be given the monopoly over health care in the country.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has outlined the possible sources of funding for the National Health Insurance.
The Department of Health’s Deputy Director-General Anban Pillay says the National Health Insurance will be fully implemented in the year 2026.