Government stands firm against avalanche of NHI backlash

While legal challenges are being lined up against the National Health Insurance Bill – which last week passed through the final parliamentary steps – the country’s largest medical scheme has come forward with proposals on how to make the plan work. But it will be a hard sell, writes Medical Brief, as government buckles down on the controversial legislation.

An article from mid-December 2023 covering comment from many stakeholders, which will bring you up to speed on the topic for 2024. 6min read.

How the scheme will be funded

Commentators have published criticisms about the alleged lack of funding details in the NHI Bill, writes Nicholas Crisp in The Star but no one questions the funding requirements for the implementation of the National Health Act. And no one questions what private medical scheme options will cost and what they will pay for next year, the year after or ever in future.

It is important to read as much information as possible on this contentious topic. The underlying issue of difference is one of trust. 3min read.