Anthony Still hit the nail squarely on the head by saying the proposals for how to finance national health insurance (NHI) boil down to nothing more than an additional, dedicated health tax on SA’s already overtaxed taxpayers (“NHI will raise middle-class tax (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/letters/2019-07-26-letter-nhi-will-raise-middle-class-tax/)”, July 26).

The proposal states that medical scheme members should pay their monthly contributions into a central national insurance fund that will provide services to the whole population. This, of course, means it will not be the relatively few members of existing medical schemes and their families who will benefit from the monthly contributions, but the whole population...

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