A panel discussion on the contentious National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, with which government aims to create a single fund to pay for services in both public and private health care, has highlighted a number of concerns and recommendations which have been submitted. The annual Hospital Association of South Africa Conference (HASA), held in Cape Town, has heard that the country needs a National Health Insurance that will address inequalities, and gaps in the current system. But that the Bill, in its current form, which is before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), needs critical amendments to make it workable…..more