Busa and health department in ‘cordial and constructive’ first meeting on NHI

Busa and health department in ‘cordial and constructive’ first meeting on NHI

Busa and health department in ‘cordial and constructive’ first meeting on NHI
Business Unity SA says it was agreed that no details will be released until a mutual understanding or agreement on National Health Insurance has been reached
13 OCTOBER 2019 - 16:28 TAMAR KAHN

Business Unity SA (Busa), which represents private companies and professional bodies, has had a “cordial and constructive” first meeting with the health department to discuss its plans for universal health coverage, it says.

The government is driving the biggest health reforms since the end of apartheid, aimed at achieving universal health coverage, which it calls National Health Insurance (NHI).

The policy promises to provide patients with care that is free at the point of delivery, and its first piece of enabling legislation was tabled in parliament on August 8 in a bill that triggered such negative investor sentiment that it wiped R14bn off the value of top health stocks within three days.

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