Ramaphosa Says No Need To Fear The NHI

Written by on 15 May, 2024

By: Zilungile Mkhize

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially signed the National Health Insurance Bill into law, which he says will transform South Africa’s healthcare system and ensure universal coverage for health services.

Ramaphosa says in signing the NHI Bill, they are signalling determination to advance the constitutional right to access health care as articulated in Section 27 of the Constitution.

He says access to health care will be determined by need and not ability to pay, and will ensure better outcomes and avoid unnecessary death.


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Major concerns have been raised in the past regarding the NHI Bill becoming law, with many concerned saying it will cripple the country’s health sector.

However Ramaphosa says there is no need to fear the new health law, as it will introduced in phases.

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