NHI is a corruption-filled gravy train waiting to depart, FMF tells Gauteng Legislature
19 October 2023
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) Health Policy Unit this week submitted its comment on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL), expressing its severe objections to the misguided scheme.
The GPL Health and Wellness Portfolio Committee is currently reviewing the Bill and considering the views of Gauteng inhabitants.
The NHI Bill is based on the failed socialist and centrist ideologies that fully underpin the current government’s model of governance. It will only enable political interference, cadre-deployment, and state capture in healthcare.
‘Government’s claim that the NHI is essential to achieve universal health coverage is misleading. It is an attempt to detract from its governance and management failure in the public health system,’ says Michael Settas, Chair of the FMF Health Policy Unit.