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parliamentBusinessLive reports that Parliament has extended the public comment period for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, after receiving requests for more time from numerous stakeholders.  

NHI is the government’s plan for universal health coverage, which aims to provide services to the entire population free at the point of care.  The first piece of enabling legislation for NHI was tabled in Parliament on 8 August.  Parliament called for written submissions in early September, and set an initial deadline of 11 October, which it has now extended until 29 November.  The new deadline for written submissions will not affect the committee’s programme for public hearings, which are due to begin in Mpumalanga on 25 October.  A wide range of organisations asked for a deadline extension, including Business Unity SA (Busa), the Democratic Alliance (DA), and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa).

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Tamar Kahn at BusinessLive

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