NHI: Qualicare calls for calm……Universal Health Coverage is the true goal
In this edition of Qualicare news we offer our overarching vision on Universal Health Coverage for RSA, as well as a summary of the NHI Bill and a booklet explaining NHI, released by the Department of Health for future reference.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is not automatically NHI. NHI is the funding mechanism to pay for Universal Health Coverage. The latter is catered for in the SA Constitution as part of the progressive realization of healthcare.’
Processes around NHIThe Davis Tax Committee is advisory in nature and makes recommendations to the Minister of Finance.
Can SA learn about NHI from those who have it??NL Front Page - August '19.docx
NHI: Qualicare calls for calm… Universal Health Coverage is the true GoalNHI - Qualicare calls for calm… Universal Health Coverage is the true Goal.docx
The National Health Insurance Bill SummaryNational Health Insurance Bill Summary.pdf
NHI Booklet2019 - NHI Booklet.pdf
Dr Tony Behrman’s Commentary DocumentDr Tony Behrman’s Commentary Document.docx
Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill2018 - Medical Scheme Amendment Bill.pdf
Financing a NHI for SAThe Davis Tax Committee is advisory in nature and makes recommendations to the Minister of Finance.
UPDATE ON NHI – OCTOBER 2017Every South African is entitled to access to quality, promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative healthcare that is of a sufficient quality, without creating financial hardship.
Doctors too greedy for NHIHEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the government's failure to attract private doctors to work at clinics in the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts, telling parliament that greed was standing in the way. Only 96 private sector doctors have signed contracts to work the NHI pilot districts, well short of the target of 600 set for this fiscal year, which ends on March 31. Doctors complained that the hourly rate offered by the state was too low, despite the government offering the top hourly rate set by the Department of Public Service and Administration for public hospital sessional work, Motsoaledi said.
Preview on NHI GP contractHerewith a draft contract for GPs wanting to partake in NHI and contract with the State.
You will see that it is in its infancy at present but it gives you a good idea what State is thinking . No rates have yet been made apparent by State , and the GPs who will be contracted are only going to be those in rural and far outlying areas currently underserved by the GP population.
The rate per hour which seems to be in line with State policy is R 300 per hour.
R11.5m for Cape NHI pilotDear CPC Shareholders and Members
R11.5m for Cape NHI pilot The Western Cape department of health said it would spend R11.5 million this year in piloting the National Health Insurance (NHI) in Eden District, which includes George, Knysna and Oudtshoorn.