Government can't be trusted with South Africans' health care

2019-11-25 11:08
Is South Africa ready to implement an NHI?

Is South Africa ready to implement an NHI?

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Dear Mr President 

I understand why your cabinet is pushing to implement the National Health Insurance Act, but I beg you to see reason and put a stop to it immediately.

While I do agree that every citizen in this country deserves the right to proper health care, I honestly think the NHI is the worst and possibly most dangerous solution you can come up with at this point in time.

Do you really think it's wise and logical to implement yet another state-owned enterprise on the people of South Africa, when all your current SOEs are collapsing all around you? 

Eskom is billions in debt, SAA is on the verge of being grounded permanently, SABC is broke, the people asked that you declare Prasa as a state of emergency, the South African postal system is defunct and don't even get me started on the South African Police Service. All of these state-run institutions have collapsed because of fraud, looting, corruption and money mismanagement. 

You are asking South Africans to trust you with a billion rand enterprise yet your cabinet has yet to fix the other billion-rand enterprises. I strongly suggest putting this idea on hold until you fix the current problems you are facing. 

It was said that countries like the United States have implemented this idea and it works wonders and while that may be true, you cannot compare their thriving economy to our failing economy. 

I beg you, Mr President, you are a smart, highly educated and logical person. Don't force this SOE on us when your current SOEs are barely hanging on. 

Carmen L

Cape Town

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