Health Committee undertakes to scrutinise constitutionality of NHI

Following pressure from the Democratic Alliance (DA), Parliament’s Health Committee has undertaken to scrutinise the constitutionality and legality of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.

The DA and the public have serious concerns about the constitutionality of this Bill and the ramifications it would pose to the already ailing economy.

The party’s Siviwe Gwarube, says, the NHI will disempower provinces and centralise healthcare in national government – effectively creating another state-owned entity.

The Constitution and the National Healthcare Act have purposefully divided legislative powers between the two spheres of government in order to ensure checks and balances.

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