NHI to cost R125bn by next year

2011-08-11 10:17

South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) programme, aimed at giving greater access to healthcare for the country’s poor, will require R125bn in 2012 and R214bn by 2020, according to a government policy paper released today.

The NHI, currently being discussed by the government and other parties in South Africa’s healthcare system, will require R255bn by 2025, the paper said.

“The goal is to try and finance healthcare for everybody,” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told reporters at a briefing.

– Net Bridge/Fin24

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