THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AMENDS NHIF BILL

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On the 29th day of September 2021, the National Assembly passed the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) Amendment Bill which proposes to make healthcare affordable for Kenyans above the age of 18 years for a monthly contribution of Ksh. 500.

In the new changes, NHIF is to establish a centralized healthcare provider management system which shall be installed and used by all enlisted providers for the purpose of management of claims, payments and data collection.

Legislators also approved an amendment that exempts NHIF from some requirements of the Insurance Act, including; contributing to Policy Holder’s Compensation Fund, paying Insurance Premium Levy, and Training Insurance Levy, citing that NHIF is not a commercial entity, but a social health provider, which must be exempted from the same.

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  1. Primary health should be accessible at all cost to its people within a country,its a affordability, accessibility and sustainability solely depends on government policies that have been put in place.So far the attainability of the so called Bill by common citizen in Kenya is a nightmare,not until the government make Kenya a conducive environment for every citizen for example jobs and better living conditions ,the Ksh.500 per household is still unattainable to many.
    Passing the bill so far has not solved any major problem in terms of universal health or rather health for all.A lot still need to be done
    What’s your opinion?