Ex president Kufuor decries collapse of NHIS

Ex president Kufuor decries collapse of NHIS

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has argued that the national health insurance scheme (NHIS) is collapsing under the administration of President Mahama.

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“Before 2001, the policy in the country with regards to healthcare was called the ‘cash and carry’. It [the name] nearly portrayed the very smart mentality that Ghanaians have got sometimes wicked sense of humor – ‘Cash and Carry’ for healthcare? Meaning if you do not have money you die? That’s what it was. So we introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme," he revealed in an interview with GH one TV.

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The NHIS, an idea conceived by Kufuor during his campaign to be elected President, was passed into law in 2003 to abolish the 'cash and carry' system of healthcare delivery.

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