The National Education Health
and Allied Workers Union is concerned about the reported initiative by the
Minister of Health.
The Minister of Health Aaron
Motsoaledi plans to introduce amendments to the Medical Schemes Act. Nehawu
believes amendments will harm the patients, especially those with chronic
Nehawu Spokesperson Sizwe
Pamla said the minister should be concerning himself with implementing the National
Health Insurance Scheme. We have a situation where the White Paper has still not
been released and the minister is saying nothing.
Pamla said the minister is not
concerned about delivering access to health to the majority of South Africans but
he is prepared to protect medical aid schemes that are not necessarily benefiting the people.
“We feel that the minister
must re-prioritize issues instead of focusing on the medical aid scheme and
their protection” Pamla added.
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