Title: The pros and cons of National Health Insurance in South Africa

Authors: Clarence Itumeleng Tshoose

Addresses: Department of Mercantile Law, University of South Africa, Cas van Vuuren Bldg. 6 – 104, Preller Street, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria, South Africa

Abstract: This paper explores the debates about National Health Insurance. In addressing this issue the paper explores the constitutional obligation of South African Government regarding the provision of healthcare. The paper also analyses the pros and cons of the NHI in light of the millennium development goals. In its conclusion, the paper provides lessons that South Africa would have to consider as it proceeds with the implementation of the National Health Insurance.

Keywords: South Africa; National Health Insurance; NHI; constitutional obligation; healthcare provision; millennium development goals.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2013.056805

International Journal of Private Law, 2013 Vol.6 No.4, pp.355 - 368

Published online: 19 Aug 2013 *

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