The long-awaited National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will be submitted to Parliament within the next few weeks, President Cyril Ramaphosa said during his state of the nation address (Sona) on Friday evening, reaffirming the government’s commitment to universal healthcare.

NHI is a set of health financing reforms that aim to provide everyone with healthcare services that are free at the point of delivery. It is enshrined in the social solidarity principle that everyone should contribute according to their means and will receive benefits according to their needs, in effect ensuring the rich and healthy subsidise the poor and sick. ….more

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