SA can afford NHI if it stops wastage and consolidates medical schemes, says fund developer

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NHI fund developer Dr Nicholas Crisp says the 8.5% of SA's GDP spent on healthcare is enough to implement universal healthcare coverage. Photo: Oupa Nkosi
NHI fund developer Dr Nicholas Crisp says the 8.5% of SA's GDP spent on healthcare is enough to implement universal healthcare coverage. Photo: Oupa Nkosi

At the height of the pandemic, having dealt with three waves of Covid-19 infections and overwhelmed public hospitals, the National Department of Health brought back retired National Health Insurance (NHI) fund developer, Dr Nicholas Crisp.

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