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Mediclinic News : SAMA OPPOSED TO NHI BILL IN CURRENT FORM

Title

SAMA OPPOSED TO NHI BILL IN CURRENT FORM

Date

2019-12-08

Link

https://retailbriefafrica.co.za/sama-opposed-to-nhi-bill-in-current-form/

News Description

RETAIL BRIEF AFRICA The South African Medical Association (SAMA) says while it remains supportive of the progressive realisation of Universal Health Coverage for people in South Africa, it can’t support the NHI Bill in the form that it has been ascended to Parliament. The association has published its submission on the NHI Bill on its website. The deadline for submissions closed on 29 November. The association says while it believes that the establishment of an office of the NHI is an important step forward in taking the vision for the NHI forward, it is extremely concerned that other elements of the Bill, which will be signed into law as an Act, are premature and have not been based on good available evidence for acceptability or implementation. Such considerations include proposed organisational structures for the healthcare sector, which have not been piloted anywhere. Payment mechanisms have also not been designed with the best available evidence in mind, and SAMA says it is concerned that there will be a substantial challenge should these not function adequately out once they have been signed into law.
Created at 2019/12/17 08:58 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/12/17 08:58 AM by Mediclinic