NHIF gets green light to effect revised rates

The national health insurer has a free hand to implement the disputed revised rates, a court ruled on Thursday.

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) had initially planned to roll-out the new rates on October 1, 2012, but its hands were tied following a court order.

The Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudheiha) had obtained the orders after filing a petition seeking to challenge the proposed increase in contribution rates on grounds that NHIF had not taken into account the economic state of the contributors.

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