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NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY DOCUMENTS

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SUBMISSIONS

In any policy process, the public is invited to comment on draft policy documents. This is an archive of those submissions. If you or your organisation made a submission and you don’t see it here, please email us so that we can add it.

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COSATU, 2022Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Solidarity, 2022Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
National Planning Commission (NPC), 2022Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
AFRIFORUM (Oral Presentation), 2022Feb 28, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
COSATU, 2019Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), 2022Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
People’s Health Movement (reply to questions), 2022Feb 28, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
SACP, 2022Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
NEHAWU, 2022Feb 28, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
AFRIFORUM, 2022Feb 28, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
Polmed, 2022Feb 25, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
National Education, Health, Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), 2022Feb 16, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Committee of Health Sciences Deans, 2019Feb 16, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, 2022Feb 9, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Medical Research Council (Samrc), 2022Feb 9, 2022, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Government Employees Medical Schemes (Gems), 2022Feb 9, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
People’s Health Movement, 2022Feb 8, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
Genetic Alliance South Africa, 2022Feb 8, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (Denosas), 2022Feb 8, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Congress of Trade Unions (Sactwu), 2022Feb 8, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
Young Nurses Indaba, 2022Feb 8, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
SALGA, 2022Jan 31, 2022, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Competition Commission SA, 2022Jan 31, 2022, , civil-society nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Western Cape Government, 2022Jan 26, 2022, civil-society nhi-submissions
Life Healthcare, 2022Jan 26, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Mediclinic Part B, 2022Jan 26, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Mediclinic Part A, 2022Jan 26, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa), 2022Jan 26, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Medscheme, 2022Jan 25, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Bonitas, 2022Jan 25, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Discovery, 2022Jan 25, 2022, nhi-submissions private-sector
Johnson & Johnson, 2021Dec 31, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
[email protected], 2021Dec 31, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Women’s Legal Centre, 2021Dec 1, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Section 27 & Tac Joint Oral Submission, 2021Dec 1, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Teachers Union Saou, 2021Aug 31, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Icon Oncology, 2021Jul 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Rare Diseases, 2021Jul 28, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Black Pharmaceutical Industry Association (Bpia), 2021Jul 27, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Oticon, 2021Jul 27, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
PPS, 2021Jul 27, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), 2021Jul 21, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Doctors Without Borders, 2021Jul 20, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Action in Autism, 2021Jul 20, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
The Federated Employers Mutual Assurance Company (Fem), 2021Jul 14, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Momentum Health Solutions, 2021Jul 14, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Financial Intermediaries Association (Fia), 2021Jul 14, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Pharmaceutical Task Group (Ptg), 2021Jul 13, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Systagenix, 2021Jul 13, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Becton Dickinson, 2021Jul 13, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
SANOFI, 2021Jun 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Abbot Laboratories, 2021Jun 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Innovation Pharmaceutical Association of South Africa (Ipasa), 2021Jun 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Free Market Foundation (Fmf) V2, 2021Jun 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Free Market Foundation (Fmf) V1, 2021Jun 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Business Unity South Africa (Busa), 2021Jun 29, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Actuarial Society of South Africa, 2021Jun 23, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation (Chesai), 2021Jun 22, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Rural Rehab South Africa, 2021Jun 15, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa), 2021Jun 15, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Society of Physiotherapy, 2021Jun 15, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South African Society of Anaesthesiologists, 2021Jun 15, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South African Society of Cardiovascular Intervention (Sasci), 2021Jun 15, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, 2021Jun 2, 2021, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Department of Psychology, University of Fort Hare, 2021Jun 2, 2021, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, 2021Jun 2, 2021, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
South African Medical Association, 2021Jun 1, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South African Psychoanalytic Confederation, 2021Jun 1, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South African Institute of Environmental Health, 2021May 26, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South African Association of Hospital & Institutional Pharmacists (Saahip), 2021May 26, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
South African Medical Research Council, 2021May 20, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
National Health Laboratory Service, 2021May 20, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
South African Human Rights Commission, 2021May 19, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
Public Health Association of South Africa (Phasa), 2021May 19, 2021, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Pharmacy Council, 2019May 18, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Health Professions Council of South Africa, 2021May 18, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South Africa Pharmacy Council, 2021May 18, 2021, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Board of Healthcare Funders, 2021May 18, 2021, nhi-submissions private-sector
Bonitas, 2019Dec 31, 2019, nhi-submissions private-sector
Cancer Alliance, 2019Dec 31, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
People’s Health Movement South Africa, 2011Dec 31, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
TAC, PHMSA, SECTION27, SSP & RHAP, 2017Dec 31, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
Commission for Gender Equality, 2019Dec 31, 2019, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Public Health Medicine Specialists & RegistarsNov 30, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
Section 27 and Treatment Action Campaign Submission, 2019Nov 29, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
Fw De Klerk Foundation, 2019Nov 29, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, 2019Nov 29, 2019, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Oticon, 2019Nov 29, 2019, nhi-submissions private-sector
Life Healthcare, 2019Nov 29, 2019, nhi-submissions private-sector
Southern Africa Litigation Centre (Salc), 2019Nov 28, 2019, civil-society nhi-submissions
Health Professions Council of South Africa, 2019Nov 27, 2019, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Board of Healthcare Funders, 2019Nov 26, 2019, nhi-submissions private-sector
South African Nursing Council, 2021Nov 19, 2019, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Helen Suzman Foundation, 2018Dec 31, 2018, civil-society nhi-submissions
Peoples Health Movement South Africa, 2018Oct 3, 2018, civil-society nhi-submissions
SA Psychoanalytic Confederation, 2018Sep 30, 2018, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
South African Institute of Race Relations, 2018Sep 21, 2018, civil-society nhi-submissions
Rural Health Advocacy Project, 2018Sep 21, 2018, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Society of Cardiovascular InterventionSep 21, 2018, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Free Market Foundation Submission, 2018Sep 20, 2018, nhi-submissions private-sector
SA Private Practitioners Forum, 2018Sep 20, 2018, nhi-submissions private-sector
NHI Bill 2018Jun 21, 2018, nhi-submissions private-sector
People’s Health Movement South Africa, 2016Dec 31, 2016, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Private Practitioners Forum Response to Nhi White Paper, 2016Dec 31, 2016, nhi-submissions private-sector
South African Institute of Race Relations, 2016 (Submission to the Davis Tax Committee)Oct 14, 2016, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Private Practitioners’ Forum, 2016 (Submission to the Davis Tax Committee)Oct 12, 2016, nhi-submissions private-sector
Section27, 2016Jun 7, 2016, civil-society nhi-submissions
Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union, 2015Jun 2, 2016, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, 2015May 31, 2016, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
Pharmaceutical Task Group (Ptg) Comments in Response to the White Paper on National Health Insurance, 2016May 31, 2016, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, 2015May 30, 2016, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
South African Medical Association, 2015May 25, 2016, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, 2015May 6, 2016, civil-society nhi-submissions
Radiological Society of South Africa, 2015Mar 8, 2016, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Helen Suzman Foundation, 2015Dec 31, 2015, civil-society nhi-submissions
Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa, 2015Dec 31, 2015, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Life Healthcare Group, 2015Dec 31, 2015, nhi-submissions private-sector
Health Systems Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, 2015Dec 11, 2015, nhi-submissions universities-research-organisations
South African Dental Association, 2015Dec 11, 2015, nhi-submissions professional-bodies
Helen Suzman Foundation, 2011Dec 31, 2011, civil-society nhi-submissions
Discovery Health, 2011Dec 30, 2011, nhi-submissions private-sector
Pathcare, 2011Dec 22, 2011, nhi-submissions private-sector
Rural Health Organisations, 2011Dec 11, 2011, civil-society nhi-submissions
Helen Suzman Foundation, 2021Dec 11, 2011, civil-society nhi-submissions
South African Society of Psychiatrists, 2011Aug 12, 2011, nhi-submissions professional-bodies

LESSONS FOR NHI

Learning from international experience and research specific to South Africa – a collection of academic articles that offer a range of lessons for NHI.

Do you have anything to add? Please get in touch with your suggestions!

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ANALYSIS: NHI Bill – clause-by-clause headbutting begins in ParliamentJun 2, 2022, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Thematic analysis of the challenges and options for the Portfolio Committee on Health in reviewing the National Health Insurance BillMay 30, 2022, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Evaluation of the Phase 1 Implementation of the Interventions in the National Health Insurance Pilot Districts in South Africa NDOH10/2017-2018Dec 31, 2019, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
The South African Developmental State and the First Attempt to Create a National Health System: Another Look at the Gluckman Commission of 1942–1944, 2012Jun 18, 2018, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
The Brazilian Health System at Crossroads: Progress, Crisis and Resilience, 2018Jun 8, 2018, international-experience lessons-for-nhi
Health Systems Development in Thailand: a Solid Platform for Successful Implementation of Universal Health Coverage, 2018Mar 30, 2018, international-experience lessons-for-nhi
Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: New Models of Healthcare and Their Implications for Citizenship, Solidarity, and the Public Good, 2017Dec 31, 2017, international-experience lessons-for-nhi
Aspiring to National Health Insurance, South Africa considers its benefits package, 2017 (in what’s out: designing benefits for Universal Health Coverage.)Dec 31, 2017, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Exploring the barriers to implementing National Health Insurance in South Africa: the people’s perspective, 2017Oct 31, 2017, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
South Africa’s Universal Health Coverage Reforms in the Post-apartheid Period, 2016Jun 30, 2016, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Views of Professional Nurses Regarding Proposed National Health Insurance in a Hospital in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, 2013Nov 30, 2013, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Health in South Africa: Changes and Challenges Since 2009, 2012Nov 30, 2012, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Social Solidarity and Civil Servants’ Willingness for Financial Cross-subsidization in South Africa: Implications for Health Financing Reform, 2011Dec 31, 2011, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Health for All? Towards a National Health Service for South Africa, 2010Dec 31, 2010, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Health Care Financing in South Africa: Moving Towards Universal Coverage, 2010Feb 28, 2010, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
NHI in South Africa: 1940 to 2008, 2009Oct 24, 2009, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Thirty Years of National Health Insurance in South Korea: Lessons for Achieving Universal Health Care Coverage, 2008Nov 12, 2008, international-experience lessons-for-nhi
Beyond Fragmentation and Towards Universal Coverage: Insights From Ghana, South Africa and the United Republic of Tanzania, 2008Jul 31, 2008, international-experience lessons-for-nhi
Social Health Insurance, South African Health Review 2000Dec 31, 2000, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research
Financing Health Care for All-is National Health Insurance the First Step?, 1990Aug 4, 1990, lessons-for-nhi south-african-research

NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE OPINION PIECES

This is a collection of NHI commentaries and op-eds. If you don’t see yours here, or know of others that should be here, then please let us know so we can add it.

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Corruption and ministerial powers centre stage at NHI hearingsMay 28, 2022opinion-pieces
The NHI will not succeed unless its benefits package is accepted across the broad spectrum of societyMay 12, 2022opinion-pieces
Concern about healthcare access for refugees, rural children, injured employees, the elderly and those living with disabilitiesMay 3, 2022opinion-pieces
Opinion: District hospitals will be key to NHI, empower themApr 22, 2022opinion-pieces
The controversial National Health Insurance Bill has serious constitutional and human rights implicationsApr 21, 2022opinion-pieces
NHI will stand or fall on Parliament’s approach to corruption, say civil society bodiesApr 11, 2022opinion-pieces
Too much ministerial power for NHI — challenges and options for the portfolio committeeApr 11, 2022opinion-pieces
Opinion: Reframing the right to healthcare in terms of insurance cover is a bad ideaApr 5, 2022opinion-pieces
Summary of views on the proposed health funding model presented to ParliamentMar 23, 2022opinion-pieces
What SA’s COVID-19 experience tells us about NHIMar 3, 2022opinion-pieces
Mixed views and scepticism continue to obstruct pathway of NHI BillMar 1, 2022opinion-pieces
NHI Bill: Parliament’s health committee faces range of options after 100,000-plus submissions receivedSep 8, 2021opinion-pieces
Spotlight on NHI: Focus should be on building the public healthcare systemOct 9, 2019opinion-pieces
Spotlight on NHI: Focus should be on building the public healthcare systemOct 9, 2019opinion-pieces
Spotlight on NHI: Why NHI should focus on cutting costs in the private sector firstOct 7, 2019opinion-pieces
Spotlight on NHI: Why an Office of Health Products Procurement?Oct 1, 2019opinion-pieces
National Health Insurance ‘Misunderstood’ 2018Dec 12, 2018opinion-pieces
National Health Insurance, a building block towards universal healthcare, 2018Dec 3, 2018opinion-pieces
The National Health Insurance: who’s in, who’s out and how much will it cost? 2018Oct 22, 2018opinion-pieces
Don’t exclude foreign nationals: Universal Health Coverage in South Africa, 2018Oct 8, 2018opinion-pieces
NHI: why an objective reassessment of the pilot phase is needed, 2018Oct 4, 2018opinion-pieces
Dear Mr President, we need to talk about our health system, 2018Sep 18, 2018opinion-pieces
A properly implemented NHI can help bridge divides in a fractured country, 2018Aug 31, 2018opinion-pieces
Will the NHI actually work? 2018Jun 29, 2018opinion-pieces
Eff welcomes the national health insurance bill, 2018Jun 22, 2018opinion-pieces
Has the National Health Insurance process been captured?Aug 28, 2017opinion-pieces
From green paper to final policy: has there been a change in how rural is considered in relation to the national health insurance process in south africa, 2017Jul 31, 2017opinion-pieces
The DA’s plan for universal health coverage, 2016Nov 16, 2016opinion-pieces
National health insurance: a lofty ideal in need of cautious, planned implementation, 2012Jun 30, 2012opinion-pieces
Official comment from the western cape government on the proposed green paper on national health insurance, 2012Mar 15, 2012opinion-pieces
Healthcare reform in south africa: a step in the direction of social justice, 2011Dec 31, 2011opinion-pieces

RESPONSES TO THE PROVISIONAL HEALTH MARKET INQUIRY REPORT

On 29 November 2013 the Competition Commission (Commission) took a decision to initiate a Market Inquiry into the state of competition in the private healthcare sector (HMI).  The provisional HMI report (published in 2018) can be found in the policy documents section of the NHI Library. You will find a selection of submissions to the competition commission, and some responses to the HMI provisional report below.

Submissions

In any policy process, the public is invited to comment on draft policy documents. If you or your organisation made a submission and you don’t see it here, please email us so that we can add it.