Aaron Motsoaledi deflects attack by Cosatu on national health scheme

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi moved on Tuesday to defend his position on National Health Insurance (NHI) after Cosatu accused him of betraying voters by offering medical schemes a lifeline. The NHI white paper released in 2015 says a single NHI fund should be established to pay for services and relegates medical schemes to providing “complementary” services. Health director-general Precious Matsoso and Motsoaledi have recently signalled a potentially softer approach, in which medical schemes would continue to exist…..more

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