TSC teachers are caught unaware by the government’s proposed and looming deductions. The looming increment of the NHIF by the government is going to affect teachers’ pays lips in the coming months. TSC makes the monthly NHIF deductions monthly through check-off system to ensure that teachers pay the least amount possible.
Kuppet has stood out boldly to oppose the move of the government to increase medical deductions without prior consultations. Both Akelo Misori and Omboko Milemba have argued that the proposal is null and void because their input was required before the move. They further said that teachers are the greatest contributors and therefore, they are going to be affected to a large extent.
The proposal will see monthly deductions to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) reviewed after a every 5 years parliament adopts and approves it as a law. The last review was done in 2015 and NHIF is set to review it to increase the amount funds they will receive by Sh 25 million to boost cover for cancer patients and offer health insurance to all Kenyans.
The review is also going to affect many people both employed and unemployed because if the proposal becomes a law, all adult Kenyans are going to be forced to contribute to the NHIF.
The proposed changes to the NHIF Amendment Bill 2021 say, “Grant the NHIF powers to review the rate after every 5 years with the approval of the National assembly and require the fund to provide reasons for the proposed review”.