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Table 2 Participants’ level of awareness of the NHI (n = 50)

From: Public engagement in the development of the National Health Insurance: a study involving patients from a central hospital in South Africa

Questions Yes (%)
(n)
No (%)
(n)
I do not know (%)
(n)
2. Will the NHI change the South African Healthcare sector? 68 (34) 18 (9) 14 (7)
3. Will the NHI pay for medical expenses? 58 (29) 18 (9) 24 (12)
4. Will the NHI be paid for from South African national budget? 62 (31) 14 (7) 24 (12)
5. Will everyone have the same access to medical assistance through the NHI? 64 (32) 28 (14) 8 (4)
6. Will both the employed and unemployed access healthcare through NHI? 50 (25) 36 (18) 14 (7)
7. Has the NHI policy been under discussion for many years? 76 (38) 4 (2) 20 (10)
8. Have you been provided with information about NHI? 60 (30) 40 (20)  
9. Can you participate/ be involved in the NHI policy discussions? 62 (31) 38 (19)  
10. Have you received an opportunity to participate/ be involved in the NHI policy discussions? 14 (7) 86 (43)