Five reasons why the DA is against the National Health Insurance bill

The DA has made it clear that it does not support the National Health Insurance bill, which was proposed by health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize last week.

  The party has raised numerous concerns, most of which stem from the nationalisation of healthcare.   Here are the DA's five concerns:  Provinces will be powerless The party insists the nationalisation of the bill will destroy the healthcare system at provincial level, strip the provincial structures of their powers and essentially only benefit the politically connected.

  "It is bound to destroy the health system as we know it by fragmenting it, eroding provincial powers, centralising and nationalising healthcare, and establishing a multi-billion rand SOE that will be in the hands of the politically connected few.

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