Universal health coverage is an important goal, which SA can attain with the right policies. However, the proposed national health insurance (NHI) will do far more harm than good (NHI will help create a more equal, productive society, October 24).

NHI proponents (in the presidency’s policy unit and NHI “war room”) assert, without evidence, that the NHI will end queues, improve efficiency, reduce costs, promote innovation and contribute to economic growth and socioeconomic stability”...

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