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NDC Manifesto Highlights NHIS to be 'reworked' with additional funding - Mahama

According to him, this is aimed at reworking the sustainability of the scheme.

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President John Dramani Mahama has said that his government in the next four years will ensure that the National Health Insurance Scheme gets additional sources of income.

According to him, this is aimed at reworking the sustainability of the scheme.

“In the next four years, a percentage of annual funding amount that come from petroleum revenues should be assigned to the NHIS,”  he said.

President John Dramani Mahama made this known during his presentation of to a cross-section of Ghanaians, the highlights of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Manifesto for 2016.

The event comes ahead of the main launch of the Manifesto on Saturday September 17, in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.

READ ALSO: NHIS I dare not reveal new ideas; Mahama will steal them - Nana Addo

Representatives of international organisations, the Diplomatic Corps, business associations and youth groups are at the event which is being held at the State Banquet Hall, State House, Accra.

Background of the NHIS

The scheme over the years has been hit with a lot of challenges with health service providers threatening on several occasions not to attend to subscribers because they have not been paid their claims.

READ ALSO: 'Tottering NHIS' will gather steam under NPP gov't - Kufuor

In some cases, service providers have threatened to return to the days where health care service will only be delivered after patients have paid for the services.

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