NHI is a health financing system that pools funds to provide access to quality health services for all South Africans based on their health needs and irrespective of their socio-economic status.
On 21 June 2018, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi presented the National Health Bill to the public during a press conference in Pretoria.
Some of the features in the Bill are:
- Everyone has access to an equal standard of care regardless of their income.
- A common fund enables equitable access regardless of what people can afford to pay or how frequently they need to make use of health services
- The NHI bill will enable making health care delivery more affordable and accessible for the population