Finally, after many years of unfulfilled promises we get the NHI white paper! I actually believe that even Motsoaledi was taken by surprise. He certainly wasn’t well prepared for his briefing this morning. You can grab a copy here on the government website. Uncle Aaron was quite proud that it is 97 pages and has “over… Continue reading Finally…we get the booby prize
The CXMS can today exclusively report that the Business Day on Monday exclusively reported that the NHI White Paper will be delayed again.
Dear Aaron I have been meaning to write you for quite a while but things happened, as they tend to do. We never talk anymore! Anyways, I saw you on the Business Briefing on SABC2 a while ago and wanted to have a little chat about that and some other issues, on behalf of the… Continue reading Dear Aaron
The tiny geek minority amongst you who get the obscure reference in the title may be confused as to why the picture above is of Barbara Streisand. The answer has nothing to do with her singing and acting career but rather with a phenomenon that has become known as the Streisand Effect. In short it… Continue reading Browncoats unite
Other than sitting through thinly disguised marketing presentations and trying to pickle their livers with free drinks I think the primary reason most people probably drove out to the Drakensberg for the Board of Healthcare Blunders Conference was because the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, was coming to talk to the industry.
I have been reading through the NHI green paper but it took longer than I expected. At some stage I would start grumbling and then I started talking loudly and finally people around me would start giving me funny looks so I had to stop reading until my blood pressure returned to safe levels. Initially… Continue reading Deconstructing a green paper
When he is not overseeing the destruction of value Blum Khan can only have a conversation about one topic: NHI. He has been very supportive of NHI in various articles and other forums. Why on earth would someone whose entire business is based on medical scheme administration be supportive of NHI? The first reason is… Continue reading The Emperor’s new Plan
Bursar’s friend Grumpy thought that the statement “it is a tax and calling it a contribution is a lie” was maybe a bit strong. I thought that I would expand on this a bit more. In this Fin24 article titled NHI to bite health insurers’ profits we have some quotes from Anban Pillay of the… Continue reading The difference between a tax and a contribution
According to this article on Fin24 we may be seeing a policy document this afternoon after the Cabinet meeting. Can it really be true? Will it be sensible or is Bursar going to have to get a double strength prescription for Dried Frog Pills? Watch this space…
So according to this article in the Mail & Guardian we can expect the long awaited NHI policy document any day now. At this stage it is only about two years behind schedule – in the meantime we have had to guess the future from the documents the ANC put on the tables. A Ministerial… Continue reading Finally something real on NHI?