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South Africa Estimates Implementing Universal Health Care By 2022 To Cost Approximately $17B

Reuters: South Africa puts initial universal health care cost at $17 billion
“South Africa published its draft National Health Insurance (NHI) bill on Thursday, with one senior official estimating universal health care for millions of poorer citizens would cost about 256 billion rand ($16.89 billion) to implement by 2022. The bill creating an NHI Fund paves the way for a comprehensive overhaul of South Africa’s health system that would be one of the biggest policy changes since the ruling African National Congress ended white minority rule in 1994…” (Ngcuka/Roelf, 8/8).