Chances are the national health insurer will not cover your medical expenses when you most need them even after dishing out hefty monthly charges to insure yourself and your loved ones if you’re not employed by the government.
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is always making breaking news for all the wrong reasons, most recent being a loss of Sh50 billion by the insurer.
Kenyans are being denied health privileges they are forced to pay for at local hospitals while the money is being looted by the same privileged people who can use the cards.
A quick scroll on popular social media platforms and you will not miss hurting Kenyans complaining how hospitals refuse to accept their NHIF cards leaving them with hefty bills and worse still, to die.
Ati the only person who can have their NHIF card accepted for eye problems in Kenyan hospitals is a civil servant!! With the rate of joblessness in Kenya, how many people are getting locked out? NHIF acheni upuzi
— Kobia Mutiga (@kobiamutiga5) February 6, 2020
NHIF should only be compulsory for civil servants since they are the only ones who can use the useless card. Sisi wengine ata paracetamol pekee huezi pewa na hio card.
— Ngari’s Daughter. (@Marion_Ngari) February 6, 2020
I’ve been paying 1700 a month for three years and all the hospitals I’ve gone to can’t accept my Nhif card because am not a civil servant https://t.co/5Eq1rF8L2F
— Terry 泰瑞 ? (@Ms_Pixie_Dixie) February 6, 2020
‘We accept NHIF but civil servants only’…what is the point for paying for it basi? ?Loading...
— SHE WOLF ☜•• (@Kelly_smilez) December 3, 2019
Hospitals explicitly state in BOLD on their adverts now that they will not accept your NHIF if you’re not on government payroll.
We offer a core dental plan for a range of treatment options on NHIF FOR CIVIL SERVANTS. Book an appointment with us for your routine dental treatment or preventive treatment like cleaning, check-up, Call 0718 501 426 or 0733 219 208 or visit us at T-Mall 3rd Floor. #DentalCare pic.twitter.com/jxsUv3bkrE
— Family Health Dental Clinic (@FHDentalClinic) February 5, 2020
And even if you’re lucky to finally get a hospital that accepts your card, you have to be an inpatient to enjoy the benefits. Well, unless you’re a civil servant. You get the tune.
Why is NHIF inclusive when it’s time for common mwananchi to pay but exclusive when it comes to who gets covered??
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