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Exploring the barriers to implementing National Health Insurance in South Africa: The people’s perspective

RV Passchier

Abstract


This article explores the challenges of implementing the proposed National Health Insurance for South Africa (SA), based on the six building blocks of the World Health Organization Health System Framework. In the context of the current SA health system, leadership, finance, workforce, technologies, information and service delivery are explored from the perspective of the people at ground level. Through considerations such as these, the universal health coverage goals of health equity, efficiency, responsiveness and financial risk protection, might be realised.

S Afr Med J 2017;107(10):836-838



http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v107i10.12726
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