Kenyans to pay more for healthcare

Medical Services minister Anyang Nyong'o (right) flanked by the National Health Insurance Fund acting chief executive Simeon Ole Kirgotty during a news conference in Nairobi September 14, 2012 where he said new NHIF rates will take effect in October.

What you need to know:

  • New rates payable to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) will take effect on October 1.
  • Those earning over Sh100,000 will contribute Sh2,000 per month while low income earners- Sh6,000 and below- will pay Sh150.

  • Those in self-employment will part with Sh500 as part of their monthly contributions to the Fund while indigents (needy) will pay Sh300.

Kenyans will have to pay more to access health services after the government announced new monthly deductions to the national health insurer.

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