Kenyans are required to pay a mandatory remittance to the National Hospital Insurance Fund. The agreement is that each individual to pay ksh.500 per month, which amounts to ksh.6000 per year. The changes in the NHIF Act was approved by the members of National Assembly.
Any Kenyan who is 18 years and above is compelled to pay ksh.500. The bill was sponsored by National Government under the big four agenda on the universal Health Coverage(UHC) scheme for both the outpatient and inpatient services including maternity, dialysis, cancer treatment and surgery.
In addition, the unemployed youths will also be required to make a certain amount of contribution that will be determined by the NHIF board. For those earning ksh.12000, they will have their employers compelled to top up the funds for NHIF. Also, those earning ksh.8000 to ksh.11,999, will also give their contribution.
The private sector workers were also not left behind. The employees in private sector will have to pay between ksh.150 and ksh.300 top up the NHIF funding.
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