Criticism of NHI comes from people who are “opposed to transformation” - Ramaphosa
22 August 2019
The people who harbour doubts regarding the feasibility of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill are simply "opposed to transformation" said President Cyril Ramaphosa today in Parliament in response to the FF Plus's questions regarding the proposed health care system.
The FF Plus pointed out to the President that various listed companies, like Discovery, have lost a total amount of more than R14 billion after the NHI was tabled two weeks ago in Parliament as well as the fact that the system has already failed in various other countries.
Other companies that have suffered great losses include Afrocentric Health, Momentum Shed, Discovery and Adcock Ingram. In Ireland, a similar health care system was abolished a mere four years after it was implemented.
President Ramaphosa's response was that money markets are volatile and easily influenced and that "people who are opposed to transformation" have created negative sentiments by making alarming statements about the Bill.