oa South African Medical Journal - National Health Insurance exposed - : from the editor

Volume 100, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



South Africa's greatest health news story for the past decades has been the HIV / AIDS pandemic. The next great story, which will remain headline news as it unfolds, will be National Health Insurance (NHI). Changes envisaged for the USA and South Africa have similarities; both suffer from escalating health care costs, poor outcomes for expenditure on health care, and fragmentation of services.

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