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Namitha
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
Utter nonsense. The person nominated to represent the masses should have a degree or other higher education. Not a job for my buddy so they can f... up the system. Wake up
Elna
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
Working members of society need not pay for medical with their tax money. NO. Leave medical aids to public who pays for it. The country cannot afford these kind of expenses it is already bancrupt. No to NHI. It is outrageous. This will cause chaos in hospitals azs many will go for the Free Again Option. And flood hospitals.
Catalina
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
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Sydney Johannes
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
For me I welcome both the initiatives , that seek to come up with solution towards ensuring that our people whether poor or rich will get the same medical treatment in any medical institution regardless of medical aid.
Roan
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
The Medical Schemes Amendment bill which has a number clauses of concern, the most significant change is that of funding those that are less healthy. I am fortunate to be in excellent health however I also ensure that maintain a healthy lifestyle which includes a balanced diet as well as frequent exercise. I cannot be held accountable for those that do not even attempt to follow the same lifestyle choices regardless of their economic situation.
With regards to the NHI if the government and municipalities stopped stealing the tax money and lining their own pockets there would be ample funds to fund a world class medical solution. Furthermore the state facilities are in general poorly managed and funds allocated to these facilities are also subject to misappropriation. There is no governance in place for either the Tax money collected nor the facilities using the funds effectively. Both of these bills are merely an attempt for government to further line their own pockets for personal gain under the pretense of serving the public.
John
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
The country cannot afford it at this stage. Have a good look at our Gov. Hospitals right now appaling service. By the time your are seen to you most probably find yourself prematurely in heaven.. And as for hospitals....I can comment on Adington in Durban....cannot render oncology treatment..Their equipment is non functional ( no funds available to maintain them). I visited a patient friend in a ward it was dirty ...the toilet had no window and the light bulb wasn't working and you could smell the urine to high heaven because you couln't see the toilet bowl. A BEDSIDE TROLLEY for patients to eat from had 3 wheels only instead of 4 and it stood lop sided....no pride by workers they are only interest is to wait for their pay cheques at the end of the month.
Ranjee
Yes to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
MSA bill can be emended in favour of clients

No to NHI for three reasons
1. Public health facilities are in badly run
2. Government cannot subsidse it's peoples health care and will further burden the small workforce in order to fund the NHI
3. As in all sectors both public and private corruption is rife
John
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
The amendments are long overdue.

I was a member of an excellent, non profit making scheme - Mine Med. From when I started work in 1959 a % of my salary was paid in monthly. Although I had no need of a scheme as such at the time this paid dividends in the excellent treatment I received in later years.
I totally agree with cutting out brokers. Governing bodies of schemes must be comprised of experts in their fields. No jobs for cadres or political appointments.


Every wage/salary earner should have a % of income paid into a health and pension schemes by law.
farouk
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
As a pensioner, I would Welcome the national health insurance, because medical aid has become so expensive, placing them out of reach for many South Africans.
Elsa
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
I DO NOT THINK IT WILL WORK.
Belinda
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
Although Medical schemes are very expensive, healthcare very poorly managed by the government
Claudio
Yes to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
Medical aids are expensive.

Everyone should fund the NHI.
Gaynor
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
I stand opposed to both these bills. I struggle enough to pay for my private care and pay enough in taxes for the government to fund care and good hospitals for citizens.
Nyqmeko
No to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
Nationalize all health facility to the advantage of the disadvantage people . That will also contribute in reducing crime and anger that our community have .It is very painfully to loose your love one because u can't afford to for what can help. Don't drop the standard because we are in the disadvantage .I'm one of those victims that I couldn't help my brother because he was not in my medical aid as a result he pass on, it hurts.At list there won't be that much competition on crime that also affect the poor rich get richer no one can follow them ,money speak volumes .
Ebrahim
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
Dear Minister

The NHI should result in centralization of our health system- we need to disband the various provincial departments of health, but rather have regional offices of the NHI in each province. Service procurement should be centralized , with strong oversight from the NHI Board and treatment protocols standardized for each treatment facility.

Innovative technology such as a centralized Telemedicine Referral Centre, manned by specialists servicing the entire country, including rural areas, can eliminate the staff shortages seen in some provinces. They can use the Vula app, for example to facilitate this process.

I`m also for the idea of smart-cards being compulsory for patients using NHI, this will contain vital patient records and reduce costs through prevention of duplicate investigations and medical errors. It will also allow for collection of bills and reduce fraud.

Run the NHI like a big medical scheme and get the best private medical scheme adminstrators to assist in the initial phase.

Regards
Dr Jattiem




Reg
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
It can never work! Like all SOE and initiatives, poor management and corruption will sink it.
THEMBI
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
We need the National Health Insurance bill .
Denise
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
The limited no of tax payers can't afford to pay for this. Where eill you get the money from.
Our government health services are not functioning properly. Poor unqualified masters. Cadre deployment. Sort out the problems first.
Mike
No to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
One country one nation health is everyone first priority rich or poor
Wisani
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
Medical aids are reaping us off,so i am in support of NHI Bill and if implrmented well will assist the poor
Mary
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
Kindly assist we disadvstaged group are suffering in public health centres.We die in long queses at times not a single bed is available for admission irrespective of the serious ness of ones condition
.No medicines.Shortage of experienced nurses and doctors.
Francis
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
I have seen it working in England when I was there for 3years. I believe it can work for us as well
Dolf
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
Once again the limited number of Tax payers in this country will expected to cover the cost
Julian
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
There is no way the NHI Bill can succeed as the clinics, hospitals and other health care institutions cannot even supply medicines, dirty linen, short of medical staff etc. and are in a run down state. It is a disgrace that it has never been rectified.
Bev
No to the MSA Bill
No to the NHI Bill
There are millions of immigrants in the country and too little taxpayers. It would kill our medical services in this country