Still uncertainty about NHI implementation

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There is some uncertainty about the implementation of SA’s [b]National Health Insurance (NHI)[/b] plan. [s]The Citizen[/s] reports that according to tax expert Dale Cridlan, director at Norton Rose Fulbright, the proposed White Paper on the plan had been expected for some time but he noted that the NHI plan should become clearer once the Treasury released the funding paper for the plan. The report quotes [b]Finance minister Pravin Gordhan[/b] as saying that the NHI depended on ‘two pillars’. ‘Improvements have to be made in public sector health delivery, and the high cost of private healthcare has to be reduced.’ However [b]health economist Professor Alex van den Heever[/b], said ‘the government have made no proposals date on either of these areas’. ‘It provides no confidence that any changes that would make a positive difference to the system are on the cards,’ he is quoted in the report as saying.
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