But is the NHI affordable for South Africa? This economic analysis sets out some surprising answers.
KPMG’s Healthcare team researched whether the economic benefit of investing in healthcare outweighed the cost of increased taxes needed to fund NHI over the 14-year rollout period (2012 to 2025). We discovered that implementing the NHI could improve the health of the population, which, in turn, can increase productivity, expand the Gross Domestic Product (“GDP”) and make the country more prosperous – even after taking into account the cost of funding it.
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