The Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla recently participated in a written parliamentary Q&A where he said that the South Africa’s new National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is set to be introduced in several stages and not all at once. The minister said,
It is important to recognise that reforms of the magnitude anticipated in the NHI Bill need to be phased in over time. This is necessary given the magnitude of reforms the new system will introduce, with a programmatic approach required based on the financial resources available.
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