Learn from those who tread before you, or at least pick up on their mistakes. And in this piece Charles Molteno makes reference to the ‘failure’ of the United States’ national health scheme ‘Obama Care’, yet the South African government is still hell bent on driving this agenda. Charles goes to the heart of the healthy matter, diet.
He looks at a possible solution at the ground roots, a school feeding scheme. Charles says it will generate a healthier youth and should in the long run lead to vastly reduced medical expenditure and obviate the need for a National Medical insurance Fund. Which is in either event beyond the financing capability of a poor country such as South Africa. A fascinating take on a complicated issue. – Stuart Lowman
By Charles Molteno*
A National Health Insurance Fund
In the United States of America their National Health Scheme called Obama Care has not proved a success notwithstanding the wealth of talent in that country. Despite this example the South African government has published a white paper on a National Health Insurance fund to which all taxpayers will have to contribute.