1.1 Medical Schemes Amendments Bill
At a Press Conference on Thursday 21 June 2018, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, released the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill together with the National Health Insurance Bill for public comment.
Motsoaledi stated that the “reason for the amendment is to align the medical scheme environment to that which will exist under NHI so that there is a smooth, harmonious transition that does not unduly disrupt access to health care.”
Briefly, he outlined a few amendments which would;
1.2 The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill
“RECOGNISING the socio-economic injustices, imbalances
and inequities of the past, the need to heal the divisions of the past and to establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights and the need to improve the life expectancy and the quality of life of all citizens”;
In summary the Bill sets out to;
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