17 Nov 2020

PRIORITISING INSURANCE IN THE NEW NORMAL

Operationalizing the NHIS will stimulate providers to avail good quality, accessible and affordable healthcare, as well as increase welfare gain in healthcare and ensuring that everyone has financial access to health care.

The major principle in a health insurance scheme is to promote social solidarity and pool resources for the rich to subsidize the poor, the single to subsidize already established families, the healthy communities to subsidize the unhealthy and the young working population to support the old to enable them access health care.

This pandemic should awaken the discourse on how our health systems should build the required resilience to withstand such shocks. We ought to appreciate that healthcare financing through the NHIS shall create opportunities for Uganda to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.