Doctors threaten to close practices if NHI is approved

The sad part is that the dumb voting masses will lap it up like gravy on KFC and vote for the ANC.

Off course, you don't think it took Uncle Squirrel so long to find a pen to sign it, and WHOOPS! 2 weeks before the election he finds his long lost pen, without good reason.

The voting masses don't have a clue what it means, but it sounds pretty good to them. Do they will vote ANC once again, just to get shafted again, by the ANC.
 
Off course, you don't think it took Uncle Squirrel so long to find a pen to sign it, and WHOOPS! 2 weeks before the election he finds his long lost pen, without good reason.

The voting masses don't have a clue what it means, but it sounds pretty good to them. Do they will vote ANC once again, just to get shafted again, by the ANC.

Yeah this is why the opposition parties should rat him out for the fraud he is, and make sure their message is heard by the cattle.
 
R1m PA is not a lot for a doctor, let alone specialist.
For sure but these are specialists who also have private practices; either part of the day or selected days so it is a nice base income while you sort your private practice to be full time should you want to.
 
That would be illegal. Doctors will not be allowed to provide services privately, that are covered under the NHI.

As in, jailtime.

That would require a huge change to the Constitution. We have Freedom of Employment as one of our basic rights.
 
I've always found this to be self-defeating. E.g. burn down a school then send your children to learn under a tree. It's like logic just flew out the window.

I also don't understand, but then I am an old bugger. What do I know.
 
I am beyond angry, just very sad - will have to retire soon, degenerative Osteoarthritis, [ lower back and right hip ] will not allow me to work much longer.

My dad also has that. Damn painful thing indeed.

Did you try Gabapentin? He says that helps a lot at night.
 
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait, I confused medical scheme with doctor's private services (I stand corrected, "kinda") Sorry, info-overload.
how possible?

currently, doctors can't accept cash? nonsense.


The full text is actually (summarized from https://www.sapeople.com/news/south...surance-nhi-bill-all-your-questions-answered/)
Once implemented, medical aid schemes won’t be able to offer any health services already offered by the NHI.
  • Medical schemes will only offer you extra services not covered by the NHI.
  • The NHI will offer comprehensive health care service cover – there will be no co-payments.
  • Medical Aid schemes will remain a voluntary arrangement for those who choose to contribute to them, but they will only cover you for any additional benefits that the NHI Fund does not pay for, so they should be significantly cheaper.
I am curious if this will allow for doctors to render services privately, since this will still allow for a two-tier system... which is exactly what they are trying to get rid of.
 
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaait, I confused medical scheme with doctor's private services (I stand corrected, "kinda") Sorry, info-overload.



The full text is actually (summarized from https://www.sapeople.com/news/south...surance-nhi-bill-all-your-questions-answered/)
Once implemented, medical aid schemes won’t be able to offer any health services already offered by the NHI.

I am curious if this will allow for doctors to render services privately, since this will still allow for a two-tier system... which is exactly what they are trying to get rid of.

yes, but what I said it is, "can I pay my doctor in cash?" not "medical aid schemes"
 
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