What the NHI means

The National Health Insurance will:

The National Health Insurance will:

l Create a publicly administered and publicly funded National Health Insurance Fund;

l Expand health coverage to all South Africans - there will be no financial barrier to access health care;

l South Africans will be entitled to a comprehensive range of health benefits, including primary care, inpatient and outpatient care, dental, prescription drugs and supplies;

l NHI will be a financing system with government collecting and allocating money for health care through the Fund;

l Services delivered based on need rather than on ability to pay. Ccoverage by NHI will not be interrupted and will be equal to all, thus ending the dependency of health on access upon employment status.