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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
Annelie
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
Marothi
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
Meedical aids are becoming a new way of deviding families. My mother who is old and needs more medical attention can only afford ineffective puplic health care and i the younger and healthier can afford the more comfortable care.

NHI is neccesarry to bring about equality in the society.
leepo
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
its a great plan wherein all citizens stand to benefit. im excited and cant wait for the date of implementation.
Themba
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
Medical aid amendment must be done to change the past decisions that were not fair I feel the following issues must be addressed
1,Medical aid money must not get finished towards the end of the year.
2,Money not spent on the medical aid must be given to the person at the end of the year.
On NHI
It has been long waiting for it, we hope will bring better health system closer to all south Africans.
But let not be hijacked by vultures and collapse the private health system that we have at the moment.
Just like public health system.
We don't want to see long Que's.
Let's have a system where by doctors healing people from privacy of their homes.
Regards
Themba
nathacia
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
The inequality in resources in private health vs public health results in the high congestion in public health and over working of public health staff. Share the resources and change the health care giver attitudes. medical aid schemes are not even adequate and private patients go to add on public when funds are exhausted.

The supply to government must be biased to small businesses not big established businesses in the NHI dispensation. Health must change its posture to preventative medicine than curative.

Equality must be achieved.
Gaki
Yes to the MSA Bill
Yes to the NHI Bill
NHI must come into to place the medical schemes are so extremely expensive and private hospitals in SA is ridiculously expensive we need a health system that is not discriminating against the poor all people should get the same health treatment in this country if u don't have money u die from curable illnesses. The private sector must allow their employees to take a medical aid of their choice we pay high fees for medical aid with ridiculous conditions we end up going to the public sector even though we pay medical this thing. Please bring inn the NHI so our public hospital can b improved and the service can also b much better.