Medical aid schemes divide the rich and poor - SA Health Professions Council

SA Health Professions Council says medical aid schemes should be abolished because they cannot co-exist with the government’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

The council president, Dr Kgosi Letlap, says medical aid schemes are a crime against humanity and should be abolished.

He says those who have means should not separate themselves 'under this superior context that we pay tax'.

It's not redistribution - you are separating the have's and the have-nots.

Dr Kgosi Letlap, SA Health Professions Council president

If healthcare has to work, the poor have to go where the rich go, and that's only way standards can be maintained because you can never afford to treat the rich badly. But if people are poor they have no voice.

Dr Kgosi Letlap, SA Health Professions Council president

What is evil is an act of Parliament that was designed to continue separateness in health. That's an apartheid piece of legislation.

Dr Kgosi Letlap, SA Health Professions Council president

Listen to the full interview with Dr Kgosi Letlap below...

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