Health minister Zweli Mkhize has thrown the medical schemes industry a lifeline, with provisions in the latest iteration of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill that enable them to continue until the ambitious scheme for universal health coverage is fully implemented.

At that stage, they will be restricted to offering cover for “complementary” services not covered by NHI...

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