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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 InsuranceCould R40 a month buy this community its own ambulances? Here's why...

Could R40 a month buy this community its own ambulances? Here’s why it might


The Eastern Cape just slashed the number of ambulances on its roads by almost half, people are hoping R40 a month will give their loved ones a fighting chance if the worst happens.
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