The National Health Insurance is expected to cost about R355-billion by 2025 and this new Bill is the first step to figuring out how we'll fund it and what it will look like. (Reuters)

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Bhekisisa team
The Bill is the first step towards learning how the government plans to fund its shift towards universal health care.

This week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi introduced the draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill in Pretoria this week. The new legislation proposes significant changes to the way healthcare is funded and managed, including abolishing copayments, prescribed minimum benefits and waiting periods for medical aid cover.

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