Health Insurance Bill Open to Constitutional Challenge?

For the privileged South Africans who have private health insurance, the National Health Insurance Bill is a profound shock. The idea that members of the private system will have no choice but to be served by the dysfunctional public system is, well, heartstopping. But is that what the new system will require? If so, could the Constitution come to their aid? Lawyers are already debating both those points, writes The Daily Maverick's Tim Cohen.

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