• Nene's SAA nemesis

    No political figure seems to have the guts to speak out against Dudu Myeni, says Solly Moeng.

  • The mp3 revolution

    Ian Mann takes a look at the war between digital music and the compact disc.

  • Don't take us for fools

    It's time for businesses to stop thinking consumers are gullible, says Mandi Smallhorne.

All data is delayed
See More

State attacking private healthcare

Jul 26 2012 16:00
Johannesburg - The government is seeking to replace private healthcare with national health insurance (NHI), the Health Policy Unit of the Free Market Foundation said on Thursday.
"The government is slowly but surely aiming to destroy private healthcare (and) lay the foundation for NHI," said unit executive director Jason Urbach in Johannesburg.
Urbach said the Treasury's announcement to restrict the availability of "gap" cover medical insurance and hospital income plans was a systemic attack on private healthcare.
Government legislation such as the Medical Schemes Act had not proven effective in increasing healthcare cover in South Africa.
"The proportions of South Africans covered by medical schemes remains static," said Urbach.

* Follow Fin24 on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
private healthcare  |  nhi



Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:


Marketing is a big concern in SA's small business community, followed by a lack of confidence and partnering with the wrong people, according to a survey.

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

The 25 basis points interest rate increase is:

Previous results · Suggest a vote