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The National Health Insurance (NHI), for which membership will be compulsory, is a funding scheme that aims to address healthcare inequity in South Africa. The scheme will do this by creating a fund that the government will use to buy healthcare services at set fees from accredited public and private health providers. The NHI has not yet been legislated — the health department is hoping to have the NHI Bill approved by parliament by the end of 2022.

HomeSpecial ReportsNational Health InsurancePrecarious politicking: What the law says about foreigners and healthcare in SA

Precarious politicking: What the law says about foreigners and healthcare in SA

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Did you know that anyone hailing from SADC has the right to be treated just like a South African?

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.

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Laura Lopez Gonzalez is a freelance health journalist and editor. She was Bhekisisa's news editor then deputy editor between 2016 and 2020. Follow her on Twitter @LLopezGonzalez