NHI is a good idea, but must be forged by consultation

18 August 2019 - 00:00 By WILLIAM GUMEDE

The way National Health Insurance (NHI) is being formulated is a classic example of how to condemn a policy to failure before it's even been implemented. Most people can readily agree that health care, for rich and poor alike, should be affordable, accessible and of acceptable quality; and that it should be based on clinical need, not the ability to pay. How to achieve this is the issue...

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