oa South African Family Practice - National Health Insurance - threat or opportunity for family doctors? : editorial

Volume 51, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



The debate has begun. A National Health Insurance (NHI) system for South Africa is finally on the cards. It was contemplated by the Smuts government in 1941 but abandoned because of political opposition and funding limitations. The ANC government has finally committed itself to its 1994 electoral promise. This time around there is little political opposition, but will there be enough money and knowhow?

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