South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved a controversial new law, the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aiming to provide universal healthcare.

Despite promises of healthcare for all, the scheme faces opposition from the Democratic Alliance (DA), warning of high costs and corruption risks.

The NHI eliminates private health insurance for treatments covered by the state fund, a move criticized for limiting choice.

The scheme’s implementation is uncertain amid legal challenges and financial constraints, raising concerns about its impact on both public and private healthcare sectors.

Credit: BBC

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