DA leader Mmusi Maimane challenges the legality of NHI Bill

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- sowetanlive.co.za | a week ago

The DA has questioned the constitutionality of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and has written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to get legal opinion on it.

The NHI Bill, which was formally tabled before parliament last week, seeks to have a universal healthcare system controlled by the state. Coming at a cost of R250bn, the bill - if passed - will see most of healthcare institutions in the country being free of charge.

As it stands, there are public and private healthcare institutions, with the latter mostly used by the affording few who have medical aid.

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