ANC plan for health insurance

The ANC plans to introduce national health insurance in its next term in government, party president Jacob Zuma said yesterday.

The ANC plans to introduce national health insurance in its next term in government, party president Jacob Zuma said yesterday.

"The national executive committee set up a sub-committee to work on this plan and even costed it," Zuma told a business breakfast in Johannesburg.

"One of the requirements is health ... it is an imperative ... we have to find the resources to do it and we are confident that we will do it."

The ANC had made plans for national health insurance before the global financial crisis, but the party remained determined to put the plan into action.

"It might not be at a level that it was but we believe we can do it," said Zuma. - Sapa

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