TAC supports the establishment of a National Health Insurance (NHI) system in South Africa. The NHI’s aims of making healthcare funding more equal and accessible to all, underpins the values of life, dignity, social solidarity, and risk-sharing that TAC fully believes in and supports. We consider a progressive and effectively structured and implemented NHI system to be essential to the achievement of universal health coverage in South Africa in the medium to long term. TAC is however aware that NHI will not in itself solve the dysfunction plaguing our public healthcare system in many provinces. NHI must go hand-in-hand with a new era of professionalism and an end to cadre-deployment in the public healthcare system.
We will continue to inform our members about the details of the proposed NHI system and to take part in and facilitate informed public dialogue on NHI.