NHI and MSA

The Department of Health invites you to submit written comments on the proposed National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill.

You are invited to object or support the Bills by providing comment below. Should you be unsure, read the live comments, a summary or official documents below the form.   Closing date is midnight 21 September 2018.

5495 active citizens in this campaign, so far.

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Select NO or YES to the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill
No to the MSA BillYes to the MSA Bill

Select NO or YES to the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill
No to the NHI BillYes to the NHI Bill

Which Bill do you want to comment on?
the Medical Schemes Amendment Billthe National Health Insurance (NHI) Billboth bills

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LIVE COMMENT FEED

Displaying newest 5 comments sent.

Peter
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
I would prefer the bill to remain. Unfortunately this Government has note nor will they be able to effectively run the NHI. This is just another form of taxes to be abused.
Jaco
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
The consequence of promulgating both these bill are far reaching.

The MSA will cause many medical schemes to sees to exists. I believe this to be the intention of this amendment. And the suggested changes are political and not sustainable.

NHI is as political as the MSA amendment bill and there is just not enough money for this in the budgets of the country. To fix this problem we need to fix the entire infrastructure which is at the moment already failing the masses in our country.

Simon
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
This will take care of all SA Citezens
Simon
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
This will take care of all SA Citezens
mike
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
the present govt has a reverse midas touch-
They seem to ruin everything they touch-hallmarks of incompotence

SUMMARY

The National Heath Insurance (NHI) Bill aims to;

  • provide mandatory prepayment health care services in the Republic in pursuance of section 27 of the Constitution;
  • establish a National Health Insurance Fund and to set out its powers, functions and governance structures; to provide a framework for the active purchasing of health care services by the Fund on behalf of users;
  • create mechanisms for the equitable, effective and efficient utilisation of the resources of the Fund to meet the health needs of users;
  • preclude or limit undesirable, unethical and unlawful practices in relation to the Fund and its users;
  • provide for matters connected herewith.

The Medical Schemes Amendment Bill aims to;

  • amend the Medical Schemes Act, 1998; so as to exclude the application of the Consumer Protection Act, 2008, in relation to matters governed by the Medical Schemes Act;
  • extend the functions of the Council;
  • insert a new section 8A in terms of which the Council may require information from medical schemes concerning the services rendered by the health care providers to beneficiaries;
  • insert a new Chapter 3A providing for the creation of a Central Beneficiary Register and the management of that register by the Registrar and to establish risk measurement methodology;
  • redetermine the provisions relating to the admission of beneficiaries to a medical scheme and the cancellation of membership;
  • insert a new Chapter 5B, in relation to the various requirements applicable in determining the contributions payable to a medical scheme by its members;
  • provide for a Health Care Providers Register to be kept and maintained by the Registrar;
  • repeal certain sections;
  • re- determine the provision dealing with the establishment of the Appeal Board;
  • introduce an enhanced system of governance of medical schemes under the new chapter 11A;
  • empower the Council to determine broker fees from time to time and define the circumstances in which a medical scheme may receive payment of broker fees due by its members to a broker;
  • declare the carrying on of the business of a medical scheme by a person not registered as a medical scheme to be a separate offence,
  • prescribe the criminal penalties that may be imposed on persons convicted of that offence;
  • provide for matters connected therewith.

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS

Download the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill

Download the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI)

National Health Insurance

Important to note; this is not a petition but is the first step in an essential Participative Democracy process protected under the SA Constitution. Your comment is immediately sent as a unique email to the designated government representative and must, by law, be individually acknowledged and considered. Had this been a petition, all comments would be seen as a single submission.

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