President John Dramani Mahama yesterday during a mini rally at fanteakwa south said that he does not understand people who claim that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has collapsed.
He said he does not get it because rather than it collapsing, it is providing more healthcare for bearers than it has ever done.
The NPP has on several platforms accused government of starving the NHIS of funds thus crippling the health sector.
But According to President Mahama NHIS scheme has become “very strong” under the NDC government.
“Our political opponents say NHIS has collapsed. NHIS in 2008 saw 9 million outpatient visitations to hospitals. Last year, 2015, the NHIS has grown in outpatients visitations from 9 million to 29 million. How can that be a scheme that has collapsed? In 2008, the total amount of money that was paid to facilities for providing treatments to NHIA [National Health Insurance Authority] patients was GHc183 million. Last year, 2015, the total amount of money that was paid by NHIA to facilities across the country for treatments given to NHIA cardholders was more than GHc1 billion. How can that be a scheme that has collapsed?”
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