SA’s biggest doctor organisation has submitted a petition to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), calling on MPs to revise the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.

The bill was passed by the National Assembly in June and proposes sweeping reforms to the healthcare sector aimed at achieving universal health coverage. Critics say its provisions, which include scrapping medical schemes and creating a central fund that will pay for all health services, are unworkable and risk making things worse for citizens...

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