South Africa: DA Questions Constitutionality of NHI Bill

- | 5 months ago

The DA wants an urgent answer on whether the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill passes constitutional muster.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane, flanked by spokesperson on health Siviwe Gwarube, announced on Tuesday he had written to National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to urgently request that she instructs the parliamentary legal services to obtain a legal opinion on the bill before it appeared before the portfolio committee on health. He has also asked the DA's legal team for an opinion on whether the bill is constitutional.

The party is questioning the bill's constitutionality as it seemingly takes away provinces' constitutionally enshrined right to handle health services.

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