Here’s how the NHI will affect you – including new rules about seeing a specialist

The fund will be a massive state-run medical scheme, and all South Africans will be members. Most healthcare – including doctors’ visits, medicines, operations and hospital stays – will be free, for everyone. Instead of paying your monthly membership, you will pay a similar amount of extra tax on your income But there remain huge reservations about whether government can afford, and manage, its NHI plans. The National Health Insurance…