Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill

Chris_the_Brit

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A bit OT here, but why those two? Is it because of future cloud / gaming, and more efficient payment stuff?
VISA -- they are the market leader in CC transactions by quite some distance. Trends are moving towards a cashless society (at least in the developed world) + they've made many acquisitions in the mobile payment space.
Microsoft - yeah, the cloud (Azure) is my main reason. But they also have many, many diversified income streams.
 

Mystic Twilight

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I bet Discovery is happy they at least have a new cash cow
If you're referring to their new bank, well its offerings look underwhelming compared to other banks on paper. Vitality might be their lifeline, but isn't that strongly tied with their medical aid such that it wont survive on its own?
 

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Soon as the medical professionals can't charge their favourite "Discovery premium rates" they will be jumping ship in droves, will be bad enough trying to compete with all the new refugees at your local hospital/clinic, but when the medical professionals start leaving it's going to be a hope and a prayer you can get an appointment before your funeral.
 

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Parliament is set to release the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill by 9am on Thursday morning. Here is how healthcare in South Africa is likely to change.
1. Will you be able to have a comprehensive medical aid?
No. Once the NHI has been fully implemented, your medical scheme will not be allowed to cover any health services that the NHI offers. You will have to use the NHI for those services.

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-national-health-insurance-bill-20190808
My biggest concern would be the quality of healthcare provided involving Facilities, Equipment, Specialists, Docters, Nursing, Aftercare. I have a problem, go for operation, something goes wrong, what now..Do I ping pong from one facility to the other, wait a long time as the situation get worse and more.....
-How long to I stay in this system...
-When do my healthcare insurance kicks in to save me, seeing I pumped hundreds of thousands into it over the years.....
 

daveza

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Haha, how is the ANC planning on making it work when it will cost R256bn it doesn't have?
R256 Billion which is needed more at Eskom than anywhere else.

NHI without electricity is a non-starter.
 

maumau

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My biggest concern would be the quality of healthcare provided involving Facilities, Equipment, Specialists, Docters, Nursing, Aftercare. I have a problem, go for operation, something goes wrong, what now..Do I ping pong from one facility to the other, wait a long time as the situation get worse and more.....
-How long to I stay in this system...
-When do my healthcare insurance kicks in to save me, seeing I pumped hundreds of thousands into it over the years.....
That's the aim in ZA - reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator.
 

Sarg3_ZN

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How is the NHI going to work? T's and C's will apply.

T's and C's
If you aren't a cadre, hope your Clientele life and Clientele funeral policy are paid up, if you are a cadre then all aboard the NHI express gravy train.

Oink oink Muther F*%/#@s
/in a Samuel L Jackson voice
 

Ryansr

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I just love how the ANC is just pushing through these socialist policies with total impunity. How are they now any different from Apartheid style government in this regard? Is there even any choice in these matters being extended to the taxpayers anymore?
 

daveza

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I see they say this will all be ready by 2026.

Yet they can't even cope with switching from analogue to digital transmission in the same amount of time.

They haven't even started building houses in District Six that were promised in 2004 !

We will all be dead before NHI even starts laying foundations.
 

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It's already a failure, this is purely looting every last cent before the economy comes crashing down, which is what will happen long before 2026, on our current path.

The proof is there for everyone to see. ANC is using the period from 2012 to 2017 to try and convince the public.
The first was for “health system strengthening activities”, which apparently already took place between 2012 and 2017.
https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/health/2164964/watch-zweli-mkhize-announces-nhi-bill-how-you-will-be-affected-and-goodbye-medical-aid/

If anything, this will just over crowd the current private hospitals as well and in 2 years those will be the same as government hospitals. There is simply no money left. Communism in a nutshell.
 

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Any idea of how one will pay for this if you are unemployed or on pension?
 
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