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MotsoalediBusinessLive reports that Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and his department are on a collision course with Cosatu over the National Health Insurance (NHI), ahead of the governing ANC’s critical national policy conference in July.  

While the department sees a role for the private sector in the implementation of the NHI, which aims to introduce a single fund that purchases healthcare services for all South Africans that are free at the point of delivery, Cosatu is adamant the private sector should be excluded.  Cosatu, with 1.8-million members, is SA’s biggest labour group and a member of the governing alliance.   It is demanding a single fund.  Cosatu recently used its political muscle to force the government into delaying its plans for provident fund reforms and won concessions on the national minimum wage.

  • Read this report by Tamar Kahn in full at BusinessLive (paywall access)
  • See too, Cosatu furious over NHI being SA’s version of Obamacare, at BusinessLive
  • And also, Motsoaledi deflects attack by Cosatu on NHI, at eNCA

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