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Mediclinic News : NHI VS MEDICAL SCHEMES: WORLDS APART OR PARTNERS FOR THE FUTURE?

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NHI VS MEDICAL SCHEMES: WORLDS APART OR PARTNERS FOR THE FUTURE?

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2020-11-05

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BUSINESSLIVE SA operates a two-tiered health-care system: a public sector, which caters for about 80% of the country’s population, and a private sector, which caters for about a fifth of the population, funded primarily by members of either open or restricted medical schemes. The high cost of private medical aid puts it out of reach of most South Africans. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of quality health care. SA’s Covid-19 response showed that the public and private health-care sectors can co-operate. As the country tries to move towards the proposed model of universal health care under National Health Insurance (NHI), the critical issue now is how it will work and be funded. Has the public-private partnership achieved during the Covid-19 pandemic laid the foundation for a successful NHI?
Created at 2020/11/10 09:56 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/11/10 09:56 AM by Mediclinic