Concern Over Low Health Insurance Uptake

PARLIAMENTARIANS are worried over the low coverage of Zimbabweans by medical aid companies which stands at 10 percent while almost everyone in the country has a funeral insurance. By Kudakwashe Pembere Speaking during a Health Portfolio Committee meeting with the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe, Matebeleland North Member of Parliament Dr Ruth Labode said the association could take a leaf from Rwanda’s appealing NHI model. “I am really surprised that about 29 medical aids cover only 1, 3 million in Zimbabwe. You know I saw somewhere that you are…

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‘Nipping Corruption Key to NHI Scheme Fund’

PARLIAMENTARIANS are worried over the custodianship of the impending National Health Insurance Scheme given the ill governance issues experienced through Premier Service Medical Aid Society and the National Social Security Association. By Kudakwashe Pembere During a health portfolio hearing for the Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) on Tuesday, BINGA North MP Dubeko Prince Sibanda said it was important for the organisation representing about 30 medical insurance companies to guard against corruption  since they are pushing for inclusion in national health insurance consultations. With NSSA at one time being selected to handle…

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