In an interview with Citi97.3fm, Dr. Samuel Annor made a revelation that every year the National Health Insurance receives about GHC 1.1 billion.
He also mentioned that the NHIA debt came because the funding arrangement got faulty – Dr Samuel Annor.
In talking about how to curb some of these things Dr. Samuel said – We have people who benefit from the NHIA who don’t contribute anything. There are people from other countries who benefit from the NHIS.
He also noted that the NHIA wants to focus on a regulation that will allow the scheme to go after people with a certain income level.
Dr. Samuel also added that they are asking the government to increase the VAT component that comes to the NHIA from 2.5% to about 3% . They also want Ghanaians to care about their health care by contributing 1% of their earning to Health Care.
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