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Is South Africa ready for what the NHI will cost?

Since the Department of Health released the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on 8 August, a lot of its weaknesses have been exposed. This was an issue that was raised at a recent briefing that was held by the Institute of Race Relations (IRR).

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Straight Talk
The situation is worse than expected

South African politics is far from dull. The fractures within the African National Congress (ANC) were once again highlighted at the end of July when ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule accused former cabinet minister and ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom of being a charlatan and a wedge-driver.These accusations were sparked by a meeting between Hanekom and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to hatch a plan to support a vote of no confidence against Former President Jacob Zuma.

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Are you going to swim against the current?

Stepping into the office and expecting one day to be like the next is a luxury that many CEOs in South Africa are seeing fade off into the sunset; particularly when it comes to the financial services sector. Business unusual is a catchphrase that has become common within our industry and highlights the need for risk management. This is a topic that was discussed at an Insurance Institute of Gauteng (IIG) Insights Seminar which focused on risk management.

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Quick Polls

QUESTION

In its current format, what will the future of medical schemes be in an industry run by the NHI?

ANSWER

I just can’t see it (NHI) happening
There is a real risk of our already fragile healthcare system being placed under even further pressure leading to a total collapse
Medical schemes will struggle to remain in existence if NHI does happen; there isn’t enough money in the system
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