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healthcareBusinessLive reports that the ANC confirmed on Monday that it supported the policy proposal put forward by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to use money allocated for tax rebates to South Africans on medical aid to fund National Health Insurance (NHI).  

Naledi Pandor, chairwoman of the subcommittee on education, health, science and technology of the ANC national executive committee, made the pronouncement following the governing party’s policy conference last week.  Pandor said that the medical aid tax rebates amounted to about R20bn.  The tax rebate was not an additional tax, but money taxpayers were able to claim back, Pandor indicated.  The possibility of stopping these rebates was raised in the recent NHI white paper.  Pandor also said there was consensus that NHI should remain a government priority.

  • Read this report by Claudi Mailovich in full at BusinessLive

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