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MEMBERS of Parliament engaged in a heated argument in the House of Assembly yesterday over whether the Christie administration's National Health Insurance scheme represents a paradigm shift for healthcare or if it will mirror what is already available under the public healthcare system.
Universal health coverage - Full range of benefits/ Potential lowering of private health insurance costs
Eligible citizens and legal residents of The Bahamas will have access to a full range of benefits needed to restore and maintain optimum health under the proposed National Health Insurance Plan.
Several nights ago I watched the House of Assembly on TV when Members debated the controversial National Health Bill. Health is an emotional, personal thing and the Members took full advantage of it.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie said, on August 15, 2016, that the both sides of the Political Divide in the House of Assembly must devise a way together to introduce what is being done in the National Health Insurance initiative, transitioning hope for Bahamians with health problems, as well as the entire country.
FNM Leader, Hon Dr. Hubert A. Minnis in his contribution to the debate on National Health Insurance in parliament on August 15th, 2016, insisted that the lack of a National Health Insurance plan is NOT what is causing deaths, but rather he suggested that it was over-crowded Emergency Rooms (causing patients to leave without being seen), not enough available beds for patient admission, wastage with...
Request for proposal (RFP) management, administration and wellness services relating to public insurer under the National Health Insurance plan
The Government of The Bahamas is seeking proposals from system vendors for the provision of management, administration and wellness ervices of a long term insurance company, carrying on long term insurance business, namely sickness of health insurance business that is wholly owned by the Government ("Public Insurer")
As the government issued a global tender yesterday for a company to run its public insurer for National Health Insurance (NHI), there remained uncertainty surrounding the timeline for NHI and whether the government will be able to constitute a public insurer and get stakeholders onboard within the next four months before its proposed January roll-out of primary care services under the universal he...
As the jousting between the Medical Association of The Bahamas (MAB) and the Bahamas Independent Providers Association (BIPA) continues into a second week, MAB President Dr. Sy Pierre has questioned whether BIPA leader Dr. Conville Brown and his associates are seeking to use "special privilege" to bypass the National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat.
There has been much commentary regarding Prime Minister Perry Christie's decision to remain as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) and the validity of his statement that he was encouraged to do so by the younger members of his parliamentary caucus.
For the record, I support Prime Minister Perry Christie. I was one of the new generation leaders who approached him about remain...
Reacting to the 10-day consultation period for proposed amendments to the Insurance Act, Bahamas Insurance Association (BIA) spokesperson and Regional Director of Generali Worldwide Tina Cambridge said there are still a lot of questions needing answers from the National Health Insurance Secretariat, the government's hired advisor KPMG and the Insurance Commission of The Bahamas (ICB).
The months of July and August were historic months for the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bahamas programme, with the passing of the NHI legislation into law.
The Government of The Bahamas is poised to invest almost $200 million dollars in the infrastructural expansion and improvement of the country’s hospitals beginning later this month.
The hugely popular Bahamas news and events portal, which boasts an average of 1,000,000 page views per month, will help Race Weekend – which includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Marathon Bahamas – to expand its global reach...
Chairman of the board of Sunshine Holdings Franklyn Wilson says that, the state of the Bahamian economy is "foul".
Bahamian citizens battling non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and high blood pressure, could soon see significant reductions in the price of pre scri ption drugs, as the government inches closer to implementing the National Chronic Disease Management Pre scri ption Drug Plan (NCDMPDP).
The Crown is expected on Monday to wrap up its case in the trial of two brothers accused of murdering Mario Miller.
Mario Miller was found brutally stabbed to death in bushes near Super Value in Winton on June 22, 2002. According to reports, Miller was stabbed 18 times about the body.
The Bahamian economy will likely feel the impact in the coming months from a 'crisis of confidence' gripping U.S. consumers, according to business experts who participated in a special economic forum last night. But they said the right action by authorities could ensure a softer landing.