[LISTEN] Got medical aid? If govt gets its way, you'll soon pay much more

Dr Paula Armstrong, Econex economist, says she’s concerned by the proposal by the Department of Health to scrap medical aid tax credits.

JOHANNESBURG - Dr Paula Armstrong, Econex economist, says she’s concerned by the proposal by the Department of Health to scrap medical aid tax credits.

Armstrong says the consequences will be catastrophic for health and the economy.

“The reasoning behind the tax credits is that medical aid members do not place a burden on the public healthcare system. It’s highly unlikely that the level of care in an NHI system will be anywhere near acceptable.”

Medical aid members currently get a tax credit of R3,636 a year or R303 a month.

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(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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