Are Medical aid a crime against humanity?

Date: Feb 13, 2017

On the #ForumAT8 this morning Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Dr Kgosi Letlape who is calling for Medical Aid Schemes to be abolished as they are a crime against humanity

Since the National Health Insurance's white paper was released on 10 December 2015, it has drawn a flurry of comments. Some positive, but others less so. 

While some of the critical responses say that the NHI will be expensive and place an unrealistic burden on the middle class tax base, others say it will infringe on the right of the rich to unfettered access to private health facilities. 

The latest comment by to Ophthalmologist in private practice, has called for Medical Aid Schemes to be abolished. He says Medical Aid Schemes are a "crime against humanity, and cannot co-exist with the government's proposed NHI scheme". 

Sakina Kamwendo speaks Dr Kgosi Letlape, Dr Johann Serfontein at the Senior Healthcare Consultant at HealthMan and Senior Health Economist at the Council for medical schemes South Africa Nondumiso Khumalo

LISTEN to full discussion 


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