Taxes and more taxes: what to expect from NHI

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Taxes and more taxes: what to expect from NHI

Times Select got a glance at the government's highly awaited NHI Bill before its public release

Katharine Child

A sneak peak at the National Health Insurance Bill shows the government is planning a single national pricing regimen and a surcharge on personal income tax, as well as an employer tax, and a minor role for medical aids. 

The target date for full implementation is 2026.

The 88-page bill, which Times Select has seen before its public release on Thursday morning, is  now destined for heated debate in the National Assembly. Past draft bills sparked vigorous debate, with the government claiming private medical schemes were its staunchest opposition. This bill provides more details than the proposed bill released in 2018...

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