n South African Family Practice - National Health Insurance – a Bill too far? - editorial

Volume 61 Number 5
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204


The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr J Phaahla, opened our 22nd National Family Practitioners Conference1 with a plenary address and discussion on National Health Insurance (NHI). The NHI Bill2 is now before Parliament and there is much debate in the media regarding its pros and cons. Much of the media attention is skeptical and even derogatory with headlines such as “why South Africa’s plans for universal healthcare are pie in the sky”

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