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cosatuBusinessLive reports that trade union federation Cosatu has defended the much-commented on National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme‚ saying critics were funded lobbyists.  

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi recently announced NHI proposals intended to provide universal healthcare for all South Africans.  On Wednesday, Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said NHI critics had no interest in policies that sought to address SA’s inequality crisis.  This came after a group of economists‚ political parties and individuals launched an attack on the NHI Bill and as well as on NHI policy.  Cosatu called on the government not to be distracted by those who were anti-NHI.  The federation also vowed to ensure that the redistribution of resources through the NHI favoured the poor.

  • Read this report by Nonkululeko Njilo in full at BusinessLive
  • Read Cosatu’s press statement in this regard at Cosatu News

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