Game Changer? Govt Replaces Kenya's Hospital Insurance Fund

Cabinet has approved the establishment of three funds that will replace the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), reports Capital FM.

A Cabinet dispatch says the meeting chaired by President William Ruto okayed the Primary Healthcare Fund, Social Health Insurance Fund, and Emergency, Chronic and Critical Illness Fund.

The move follows the approval of four crucial bills aimed at accelerating the attainment of affordable and quality universal health coverage.

The bills considered and approved crucial Bills that promote healthcare, for transmission to Parliament, are; The Primary Health Care Bill, 2023; The Digital Health Bill, 2023; The Facility Improvement Financing Bill, 2023; and The Social Health Insurance Bill, 2023.

According to the Cabinet, the new architecture is expected to provide a framework for improved health outcomes and financial protection of families in fidelity to the state's solemn duty to guarantee the health and welfare of all her citizens.


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