Unpacking the National Health Insurance Bill, 2012

This publication was authored by: Arnold Kwesiga

Abstract / Summary

This paper briefly discusses some of the contentious issues in the proposed NHIB vis-à-vis the practical realities in the country health sector. The paper also explores different ways of addressing the gaps in the bill, as well as offering some recommendations on how to improve the general health sector. It concludes among others, that the scheme be rolled out in phases first targeting the poorest and other vulnerable groups as they most need the health services, and that deductions from those in formal employment be streamlined within NSSF contributions so as not to increase the already stiff tax burden.