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ramaphosa2IOL News reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to sign the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law in the next few weeks.

He was on the campaign trail in KwaZulu-Natal when he indicated that he would be signing the bill into law. Parliament approved the bill last year, but it has been sitting on the President’s desk following objections against it. Political parties and other stakeholders have urged him to refer the bill back to parliament because it was said to be flawed. They have threatened to take the government to court if Ramaphosa signs the bill into law on the basis that it would be unconstitutional and unworkable. Other stakeholders have argued that parliament had failed to take into account submissions made during public hearings. But Ramaphosa said on Saturday: “There is a bill I will sign into law in the next few weeks. We will have the NHI. This will ensure access to free healthcare. We want to end the two tier health system. There must be universal health coverage.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Siyabonga Mkhwanazi at IOL News

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