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National Health Insurance

Bill Number: B11-2019Act Number: 1 of 2020
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Draft Bill

Draft bill full text

Published in GG 41725 of 21 June 2018

Year of publication


Publication for comment (draft bill)

Published in GG 41725 of 21 June 2018

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News Articles
Universal health coverage pathways for South Africa: Areas of misalignment between stakeholders on the NHI Bill require further engagementPolity2020-08-11
Parliament puts NHI Bill on hold amid COVID-19 pandemicNews3652020-04-19
The NHI in the times of Corona VirusPolitics Web2020-03-20
The Gathering 2020: NHI is a journey, not a destinationMOJA News2020-03-08
Parliament welcomes evaluation of phase one implementation of interventions in NHI pilot districtsPolity2020-03-06
To pursue NHI is to secure human dignity for the majority ? Bandile MasukuPolitics Web2020-02-28
Budget Speech 2020: 'The NHI is protected'News242020-02-27
NHI public hearings: Broken healthcare systems come to the foreNews242020-02-27
First phase of public participation on NHI complete ? CommitteePolitics Web2020-02-25
Alarm bells ring as the final public NHI hearings wrap up in GautengCity Press2020-02-24
Ramaphosa rallies support for the National Health Insurance (NHI) SchemePolitical Analysis2020-02-24
We will not be reckless in implementing NHI ? RamaphosaPolity2020-02-24
Ramaphosa says access to good quality health care boosts social cohesionPolity2020-02-20
Soshanguve kicks off Gauteng province's public hearings on NHIPolity2020-02-20
44 million South Africans registered on Electronic Health Patient Registration, says RamaphosaIOL2020-02-14
Health Bill Ill ReceivedGeorge Herald2020-02-13
AfriForum requests meeting with Health Minister regarding NHIPoliticsWeb2020-02-10
NHI hearings to start in Gauteng tomorrowMSN2020-02-09
Fix the healthcare system before implementing NHI, say Mangaung residentsDaily Maverick2020-02-03
Public urged to learn finer details of NHI Bill as hearings come to Western CapeIOL2020-02-03
Parliament concludes public hearings on National Health Insurance Bill in Free StateGovernment Communications2020-01-31
Spotlight on NHI: Calls in Mangaung to fix the healthcare system before implementing NHIHealth242020-01-31
National Health Insurance Bill could be law by AugustNetwerk242020-01-08
5 things to watch out for in Parliament in 2020News242020-01-05
6 planned laws for South Africa you should know about in 2020BusinessTech2020-01-04
New NHI will see no difference between private and public hospitals: ministerBusinessTech2020-01-02
Parly Health Committee aims to conclude NHI Bill public hearings in FebruaryEyewitness News2020-01-01
Questions remain about NHI funding, implementationEyewitness News2020-01-01
3 proposed laws every South African should know about heading into 2020BusinessTech2019-12-13
Foundation calls for withdrawal of 'grossly inadequate' NHI BillMedical Brief2019-12-11
100 000 submissions on NHI Bill receivedPoliticsWeb2019-10-23
Have Your Say On The National Health Insurance BillPolity2019-09-06
MPs tell The Elders their concerns about health insuranceDailyMaverick2019-09-04
Historic campaign against NHI launched ? SolidarityPoliticsWeb2019-09-03
NHI Bill is constitutional - State Law AdvisersPoliticsWeb2019-09-01
Ramaphosa to brief world leaders on NHISouthhAfricaNews2019-09-01
The DA calls for parliament to issue public hearings on NHI Bill legislationTheSouthAfrica2019-09-01
DA to fight NHI bill all the way to the Constitutional CourtNews3652019-08-14
DA wants urgent legal opinion from parliament on NHI Bill's constitutionalityEWN2019-08-14
Health Minister explains NHI BilleNCA2019-08-08
Health department promises no new taxes for NHI - for nowBusiness Day2019-08-08
Health department promises no new taxes for NHI - for nowBusiness Day2019-08-08
Zweli Mkhize throws medical schemes a lifeline in NHI BillBusiness Day2019-08-08
Zweli Mkhize throws medical schemes a lifeline in NHI BillBusineee Day2019-08-08
Zweli Mkhize throws medical schemes a lifeline in NHI BillBusineee Day2019-08-08
NHI Bill to be released on ThursdayBusiness Day2019-08-07
Revised NHI Bill raises more questions than gives answersMedical Brief2019-08-07
National Health Insurance could see mass emigration of SA doctorsThe South African2018-06-28
Brickbats and bouquets for NHI and Medical Schemes BillsMedical Brief2018-06-27
Doctors & specialists will flee SA if NHI is rolled out recklesslyAll4Women2018-06-27
NHI puts R170 billion 'in the hands of one politician'Health242018-06-27
Private doctors vow to quit SA over National Health InsuranceSAfrica242018-06-27
Private doctors vow to quit SA over National Health InsuranceIOL2018-06-27
Regulating doctors' fees could further harm healthcareSAfrica242018-06-27
Massive changes proposed to private medical schemesDaily Maverick2018-06-26
SA's Doctors Threaten To Emigrate As NHI Tariffs Will Make Them 'Go Bankrupt'Huffington Post2018-06-25
Healthcare bill set to make sweeping changesIOL2018-06-24
NHI brings radical change and critical risksFin242018-06-24
Medical aids welcome NHI 'on initial review'The Citizen2018-06-23
NHI plan would have disastrous consequences ? Free Market FoundationThe Citizen2018-06-23
South Africa cannot afford the proposed NHI ? expertAfrican Reporter2018-06-23
#NHI Will Stop Medical Schemes Exploiting Members: Motsoaledisafrica24.com2018-06-22
6 ways the NHI bill will affect consumers' pocketsFin242018-06-22
7 massive ways the NHI will affect you - from C-sections to registering with a doctorBusiness Insider South Africa2018-06-22
BHF Supports Progress Made on NHIehealthnews2018-06-22
Board of Healthcare Funders welcome progress towards NHIInsurance Gateway2018-06-22
Cyril Ramaphosa says NHI is on its way ? whether you like it or notBusiness Live2018-06-22
Major medical schemes support NHI's universal healthcare goalFin242018-06-22
NHI bill 'step in right direction'- Discovery HealthSowetan Live2018-06-22
NHI is on its way and SA's health-care system won't ever be the same againBizNews2018-06-22
Unions welcome new healthcare laws ? with a laundry list of concernsFin242018-06-22
What stakeholders think of SA's proposed new healthcare lawsBusiness Live2018-06-22
'The rich will subsidise the poor' - Motsoaledi outlines universal healthcare planNews242018-06-21
Health Bills gazetted and open for public comment - MotsoalediMedical Brief2018-06-21
NHI Bill gazetted, paving way for NHI fund, in which the rich subsidise the poorBusiness Day2018-06-21
NHI fund will be mandatory - MotsoalediTimes Live2018-06-21
New era for healthcare as Motsoaledi wants co-payments abolishedFin242018-06-21
South Africa plans sweeping changes to health-care systemMoneyweb2018-06-21
Support for Aaron Motsoaledi's NHI proposalTimes Live2018-06-21
What the new National Healthcare Insurance Bill says about who will pay - and where medical aids still come inBusinessTech2018-06-21
Opinion Pieces
Even with no cash, Mkhize clings to NHIBusiness Live2020-03-05
Even with no cash, Mkhize clings to NHIBusiness Live2020-03-05
Even with no cash, Mkhize clings to NHIBusiness Live2020-03-05
Even with no cash, Mkhize clings to NHIBusiness Live2020-03-05
Even with no cash, Mkhize clings to NHIFinancial Mail2020-03-05
The unknowns of National Health Insurance are exactly what we should be afraid ofDaily Maverick2020-03-05
NHI: The promise not worth the perilPolitics Web2020-02-26
Our health services are still segregatedPolitics Web2020-02-24
DA claims Western Cape residents reject NHIMSN News2020-02-12
NHI Bill leads primary healthcare sector to its death bed ? Cape TownPoliticsWeb2020-02-06
Suicidal NHI Bill rejected ? DA NWestPoliticsWeb2020-02-02
NHI: How you can take back your powerMail & Guardian2019-12-17
Why the haste with NHI?Politicsweb2019-12-11
NHI plan will create another state monopoly, warns Wits professorSteelburger News2019-11-25
NHI slammed: "All 9 of SA's health departments are guilty of wasteful expenditure"All4Women2019-11-19
Why NHI should focus on cutting costs in the private sector firstDailyMaverick2019-10-14
NHI takes away people's rights ... and will be as bad as Eskom: Helen ZilleTimesLive2019-10-02
NHI public participation process extended ? Siviwe GwarubePoliticsweb2019-10-01
NHI is a long-term measureDaily Maverick2019-09-25
Parliament releases initial NHI hearing datesMedicalBrief2019-09-25
National Health Dept maintains hectic pace of NHI processMedicalBrief2019-09-18
NHI has so many holes, it's bound to sink, experts warnTimesLive2019-09-16
Why more time is needed for comments on NHI ? HSFPoliticsWeb2019-09-11
National health coverage will help SA economy: Brundtlandhttps://www.polity.org.za/article/national-health-coverage-will-help-sa-economy-brundtland-2019-09-032019-09-03
"Prepare to get hit by NHI funding in six years" - BizNewsPoliticsWeb2019-09-02
New copyright bill will make cost of studying in SA cheaper!GoodThingsGuy2019-09-02
Public encouraged to submit commentary opposing NHI ? AfriForumPoliticsWeb2019-09-02
Roll-out nation-wide public hearings on NHI - Siviwe GwarubePoliticsWeb2019-09-01
Dire public health care sheds light on NHI ? SolidarityPoliticsWeb2019-08-30
Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg on NHI's impactBusinessLive2019-08-29
Discovery Health CEO Jonathan Broomberg on NHI's impactBusinessLive2019-08-29
Gauteng Premier downplays NHI problems ? Jack BloomPoliticsWeb2019-08-28
Tiresome use of 'transformation' to hide NHI's potential for patronageMedicalBrief2019-08-28
DA to request urgent clarity from Treasury regarding NHI fundingPolity2019-08-26
The NHI: A tale of two hospitalsPoliticsWeb2019-08-26
President oversimplifying NHI situation ? FF PlusPoliticsWeb2019-08-25
De Klerk Foundation says NHI will be a disaster for SAPolity2019-08-23
NHI: Another looming ANC disasterPoliticsWeb2019-08-23
Signing of National Credit Amendment Bill welcomed ? SACPPoliticsWeb2019-08-22
NHI Bill continues to spark furious debateMedicalBrief2019-08-21
4 pitfalls on the road to the National Health InsuranceNews242019-08-08
The National Health Insurance - What it means and the fights we can expectNews242019-08-08
NHI pilot projects reveal deep problemsBusinessLive2019-07-28
'Govt's NHI will kill the private health sector,' says DA as it presents SizaniNews242019-07-24
EDITORIAL: State must get real on NHIBusinessDay2019-07-24
NHI now has a woolly number, but what is the cost?Politicsweb2019-07-19
Ramaphosa says that revision of NHI is 'far advanced'MedicalBrief2019-06-26
R30bn for NHI can be put to better usePoliticsWeb2019-06-17
NHI is a funding model masquerading as a delivery systemBusinessLive2019-06-04
Employers turn to private primary healthcare plans in lieu of elusive NHIBusinessDay2019-04-23
A commentary on the NHI 2018 ReportPoliticsWeb2019-04-01
'We'll call it Ramaphosa-care': Health minister Motsoaledi wants the president to make NHI happenTimesLive2019-03-31
There will always be medico-legal claims - and the NHI needs to take that into accountDailyMaverick2019-03-08
Costing NHI: Time to get our heads out of the sandRetailBriefAfrica2019-03-07
Decline in public health spending, despite looming NHIMedicalBrief2019-02-27
Looming NHI disaster would dwarf EskomBusinessLive2019-02-21
Funds for NHI to be redirected to improving health servicesMoneyWeb2019-02-20
Funds for NHI to be redirected to improving health servicesMoneyWeb2019-02-20
Provinces to get unspent NHI funds to fill critical posts in public healthcareBusinessDay2019-02-20
The Eskom of healthcarePoliticsWeb2019-02-20
Motsoaledi: We can't wait to improve healthcare before implementing NHIFin242019-02-14
Confusion over Ramaphosa's NHI remarks in his SONA addressMedicalBrief2019-02-13
President's plan for fixing health delayed againBusinessDay2019-02-12
NHI Bill will soon be ready to go to Parliament, says Cyril RamaphosaBusinessDay2019-02-07
Activist call on Cyril Ramaphosa to tackle healthcare crisisBusinessDay2019-02-06
Private hospitals warn draft NHI laws threatent 132,000 jobsBusinessDay2019-02-04
Cosatu angered by delays and Health Dept divisions over NHIMedical Brief2018-12-12
National Health Insurance: 'All is well'CityPress2018-12-11
National Health Insurance: 'All is well'CityPress2018-12-11
Cosatu angered by latest NHI delaysBusinessDay2018-12-09
Cosatu angered by latest NHI delaysBusinessDay2018-12-09
Cabinet turns down contentious NHI BillBusinessDay2018-12-06
National Health Insurance, a building block towards universal healthcareDailyMaverick2018-12-03
Nothing will block the NHI's egalitarian goalsIOL2018-11-29
Aaron Motsoaledi says 'nothing sinister' in designing NHI BillBusinessDay2018-11-28
DA to seek legal advice on controversial NHI BillBusinessDay2018-11-28
Contested NHI bill on its way to cabinet, presidency confirmsBusinessDay2018-11-27
Editorial: NHI debacle another symptom of dysfunctional policy makingBusinessDay2018-11-27
Health DG kept in the dark on revisions to NHI BillBusiness Day2018-11-23
8 things about government's 'new' NHI plans that has Treasury really worriedBusinessTech2018-11-16
Treasury announces progress on national health insurance billPolity2018-11-16
Treasury butts heads with Ramaphosa's adviser over unilateral NHI changesBusinessDay2018-11-16
Leaked Treasury letter shows government rifts over NHIDailyMaverick2018-11-15
NHI: Creating bureaucratical governance loopholes despite glaring warningsPoliticsWeb2018-11-08
Health department changes tack to woo private-sector doctorsBusinessDay2018-11-01
Motsoaledi says National Health Insurance is about equality, not votesPolity2018-11-01
NHI rollout could be delayed - MotsoalediFin242018-11-01
Editorial: NHI and the health department are going nowhere slowlyBusiness Day2018-10-30
Discovery Health CEO on the National Health Insurance BillPolity2018-10-29
Mboweni throws NHI R500m lifelinePolity2018-10-24
Why the NHI is such a big dealBusinessDay2018-10-18
Perspectives on National Health Insurance BillPolity2018-10-15
Sacrificing health care to 'equality' and 'social justice'PoliticsWeb2018-10-14
Xenophobia threatens SA's NHI plansMedicalBrief2018-10-10
Don't exclude foreign nationals: Universal health coverage in SADailyMaverick2018-10-08
Foundation calls for NHI Bill to be withdrawnRetailBriefAfrica2018-10-08
On the Medical Schemes Amendment and NHI BillsPoliticsWeb2018-10-08
NHI: Why an objective reassessment of the pilot phase is needed (II)PoliticsWeb2018-10-04
The doomed NHI Bill (I)PoliticsWeb2018-09-27
IRR report: Deficiencies in state health sector doom NHI to failureMedicalBrief2018-09-26
NHI: A killing curePoliticsWeb2018-09-03
HMI report says nothing new but careful timing supports Motsoaledi's contentious NHI BillTheGremlin2018-08-28
Ramaphosa takes charge of NHISundayTImes2018-08-26
Everyone will be covered by NHI by 2025 - RamaphosaFin242018-08-24
NHI is about social justice ... it must work - RamaphosaCityPress2018-08-24
National Health Insurance will succeed, ensure universal healthcare for SAfricans - RamaphosaPolity2018-08-24
Will NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills offer appropriate response to healthcare crises?DailyMaverick2018-08-22
Will NHI and Medical Schemes Amendment Bills offer appropriate response to healthcare crises?DailyMaverick2018-08-22
Research shows proposed NHI renders health care practitioners uncertainPoliticsWeb2018-08-21
Survey finds healthcare workers are uninformed about NHI schemeEngineering News2018-08-21
Survey finds healthcare workers are uninformed about NHI schemeEngineering News2018-08-21
NHI will 'nationalise' healthcare - Free Market FoundationFin242018-08-16
NHI Scheme: Reasons you should be concernedIOL2018-08-14
12 reasons why you should be worried about government's national health insuranceBusinessTech2018-08-13
What's wrong with the golden promise of NHI?CreamerMedia2018-08-07
VAT would effectively have to be doubled to pay for NHI: SolidarityBusinessTech2018-07-27
Motsoaledi: 'No caring state should leave such inequality unattended'MedicalBrief2018-07-25
NHI means National Health Implosion for health practitionersPoliticsWeb2018-07-24
'Quality healthcare for all is within reach' - Ramaphosa offers his take on NHITheSouthAfrican2018-07-20
Health practitioners told about billsIOL2018-07-20
Fix public healtcare before launching faulty schemeBusinessLive2018-07-18
Public not sufficiently concerned about NHI's impact on health careNewsEveryday2018-07-18
NHI won't have immediate impact on medical aidSouth African Jewish Report2018-07-12
NHI and medical schemes: The big questions we still need answeredTimesLive2018-07-05
Cosatu comes out to bat for NHITimes Live2018-07-04
NHI Bill 'won't be a silver bullet' in saving public healthcare in SAMedicalBrief2018-07-04
Comment on the NHI Bills presented by Health Minister, Dr Aaron MotsoalediBizCommunity2018-07-03
Letter to the editor: We need National Health Insurance now more than everDailyMaverick2018-07-03
Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is clueless - NHI cannot work in SANews242018-07-02
Finally, the National Health Insurance is here - to fix nothingDailyMaverick2018-07-02
Funding figures vital for assessing the viability of NHIBusiness Day2018-07-02
NHI: It's not just about the moneyehealthnews2018-07-02
NHI: a storm in a teacup? - M Fisher-French, Maya on MoneyMaya On Money2018-07-02
The long walk to NHI for medical aid membersBusiness Day2018-07-01
High Aspirations for Universal Healthcare in South AfricaBakerMckenzie2018-06-29
Will the NHI actually work?Bekhisisa2018-06-29
5 reasons the NHI amendments could be what the doctor orderedJust Money2018-06-28
All you need to know about the new health system in SADaily Voice2018-06-28
Bonitas Reacts with Mixed Feelings to New NHI Billsehealthnews2018-06-28
Comment on the NHI Bills presented by Health Minister, Dr Aaron MotsoalediFANews2018-06-28
South Africa's universal health care plan falls short of fixing an ailing systemUniversity of the Witwatersrand2018-06-28
Editorial: An unclear bill of healthBusinessDay2018-06-25
Latest developments: National Health Insurance BillHogan Lovells2018-06-22
Speeches and Statements (Non parliamentary)
Parliament welcomes evaluation of phase one implementation of interventions in NHI pilot districtsGCIS2020-03-05
Chairperson Welcomes Tabling of NHI BillParliament2019-08-08
8,3% of all people will be expected to pay for entire country's health care - AfriForumPoliticsweb2019-08-07
Release of NHI Bill for public comment welcomed - statement by AM Mashilo, SACPPoliticsWeb2019-06-21
NHI will not cause job losses - statement by K Xaba, NEHAWUPoliticsweb2019-02-13
NHI Bill will soon be ready for submission to Parliament - The PresidencyPoliticsweb2019-02-12
SONA's confirmation of NHI bad news - statement by F Redelinghuys, SolidarityPoliticsweb2019-02-11
NHI: Continued pressure by civil society important - statement by M Malan, SolidarityPoliticsweb2018-12-06
SACP says no to any further delay of NHI - statement by AM Mashilo, SACPPoliticsweb2018-11-30
Allegations of irregularities in NHI Bill process rejected - statement by P Maja, Ministry of HealthPoliticsweb2018-11-29
NHI: Govt more concerned about ideology than welfare of citizens - statement by M Malan, SolidarityPoliticsweb2018-11-29
We're ready to fight attempts to undermine NHI implementation - statement by S Pamla, COSATUPoliticsweb2018-11-29
Party to seek legal advice on NHI rush job - statement by L Wilson, DAPoliticsweb2018-11-28
Attempts to slow down finalisation of NHI rejected - statement by S Pamla, COSATUPoliticsweb2018-11-27
Civil society organisations call for proper considerations of public comments on NHI Bill - Stop the RushPolity2018-11-27
Backdoor NHI dealings betray public participation process - statement by L Wilson, DAPoliticsweb2018-11-26
Motsoaledi should account for plans to kill private healthcare - statement by P Kopane, DAPoliticsWeb2018-11-19
Update on the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill - statement by National TreasuryMoneyMarketing2018-11-16
Aaron Motsoaledi's comments on possible NHI delay a concern - statement by NEHAWUPoliticsweb2018-11-02
Only one week left for comment on national health insurance bill - statement by AfriforumPolity2018-09-13
NHI only way to end present racialised health regime - statement by P Craven, SAFTUPoliticsWeb2018-08-28
AfriForum launches comprehensive campaign against National Health Insurance Bill - statement by AfriForumPolity2018-08-27
We are determined to prove the NHI is affordable - address by President Cyril RamaphosaPoliticsWeb2018-08-24
NHI: State cares more about ideology than about its people - SolidarityPoliticsWeb2018-08-01
Free health care would be very expensive for tax payers - statement by F Redelinghuys, SolidarityPoliticsWEb2018-07-28
Lenasia South Community Health Centre is proof that the NHI is not feasible - statement by P Kopane, DAPoliticsWeb2018-07-06
Baseless attacks on NHI rejected - COSATU - statement by S Pamla, COSATUPoliticsWeb2018-07-04
NHI will lead SA's health to take a turn for worse - statement by M Malan, SolidarityPoliticsWeb2018-07-02
NHI bills seek to create giant healthcare state-owned entity - statement by P Kopane, DAPoliticsweb2018-06-27
Corruption at Gauteng Health Department shows why NHI cannot work - statement by AfriFourmPolity2018-06-22
NHI: progress made by Minister welcomed - statement by Z Mitshiya, BHFPoliticsWeb2018-06-21
Our Health Plan more affordable and fairer - statement by L James, DAPoliticsWeb2018-06-21
Two bills to set NHI in motion - speech by Minister Aaron MotsoalediDepartment of Health2018-06-21
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