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In this week’s feature article, Martin van Staden explains how the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) and Demarcation Regulations violate South Africans’ constitutional rights. Section 18 of the Constitution, freedom of association, and section 27(1)(a), the right to have access to healthcare, mean that South Africans have the constitutional right to choose their health care providers without government interference. Van Staden also explains that, if the government really cared about the poor, they would focus on funding healthcare for those unable to afford it, and not attempt to establish a monopoly and the control of the financing and provision of all healthcare.

WORTH READING: Get South Africa Growing by Brian Kantor
"In my book Get SA Growing, I try to build trust in, and respect for, market forces by examining and explaining what goes on in our economy and how and why it could be better organised for the benefit of nearly all of us – especially for the many desperate poor. We should have more respect for the rights of individuals to make their own decisions and bear the consequences of them." READ more here.

FEATURE article  

Government’s programmes will violate right to access healthcare – MARTIN VAN STADEN

Government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme and Demarcation Regulations are unequivocal violations of South Africans’ constitutional rights to freedom of association and access to healthcare. Rather than engaging in such repressive behaviour, government should be funding private medical care for the poor.

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