South Africa to roll out National Health Insurance

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South Africa is pushing ahead with plans to roll out National Health Insurance. It is expected to make public health care more accessible and affordable. Pretoria’s current system is under immense pressure and is in desperate need of improvement.
CCTV’s Sumitra Nydoo filed this report from Johannesburg.

South Africa to roll out National Health Insurance

South Africa to roll out National Health Insurance

South Africa is pushing ahead with plans to roll out National Health Insurance. It is expected to make public health care more accessible and affordable. Pretoria's current system is under immense pressure and is in desperate need of improvement. CCTV's Sumitra Nydoo filed this report from Johannesburg.

Highlights:

  • The full implementation of NHI in South Africa is expected to take 14 years before its complete.
  • Currently South Africa has a two tier system which consists of public health care and private health care.
  • NHI will introduce a one tier system, but there’s still little clarity on how it will work.
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