Yes to universal healthcare but no to NHI model

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While many agree healthcare should be accessible, they don't support the NHI model. Photo: Rosetta Msimango
While many agree healthcare should be accessible, they don't support the NHI model. Photo: Rosetta Msimango

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There is resounding support for universal healthcare, in which the entire population has access to free health services, but not according to government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) model.

Of the 117 people who made oral comments on the NHI Bill in the past two and a half years, only 20% unequivocally approved the NHI, says Vishal Brijlal, director of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a global health organisation committed to helping save the lives of people living with HIV/Aids by scaling up treatment.

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