Top-down reforms like those proposed in the NHI Bill need to be complemented by a bottom-up process of health system strengthening.
South Africa's planned NHI has no equivalent in any setting in the world. It's deeply flawed on a number of fronts.
Excluding international migrants from the public health care system can result in a population wide risk.
South Africa's finance minister delivered a budget that tried to balance serving the public interest, while maintaining the stability of public finances.
South Africa's Competition Commission has delayed the release of the final report of an inquiry into the private healthcare again.
South Africa's health care needs to be reformed so that everyone has access regardless of affordability or location.
The bill to provide universal health care in South Africa is not the silver bullet for the challenges in the health sector.
South Africa's plan for universal health coverage has taken another crucial step with the introduction of a new policy document aimed at delivering more equitable healthcare.
Healthcare that everyone can access is an important step in bridging the inequality in a country. In reality though, its hard to implement properly.