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President Cyril Ramaphosa can’t be seriously considering signing the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law at this eleventh hour (“Business threatens legal action should NHI become law”, February 4).

From all the consultations that have taken place it is clear that it is only the ANC that is determined that the NHI will become law and sound the death knell for our healthcare services, and the nation.

It boggles the mind that the governing party would hesitate over a period of 30 years to implement this policy, and then rush it through just before the elections when a new government could well be taking over. No-one else is interested in killing our people, because all the signs are there that the public health system will collapse as soon as it is implemented.

The implementation of any NHI should wait until after the elections. This is no time to be introducing new laws; what could not be done in 30 years cannot be done in three months.

Cometh Dube-Makholwa
Midrand

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