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November 07, 2016
NHI could be 'slightly delayed' due to Hurricane Matthew

HEALTH Minister Dr. Perry Gomez admitted on Friday that due to Hurricane Matthew, which caused damage to public buildings including clinics, it was likely that the implementation of phase one of National Health Insurance (NHI) would be "slightly" delayed.

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Communication by the Prime Minister on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew
October 20, 2016
Communication by the Prime Minister on the Impact of Hurricane Matthew

I rise to report to The House on the impact of ‟Hurricane Matthew‟, the 13th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Fortunately, the majority of our Family Islands sustained no major damage. This was a relief, particularly for those islands which were impacted last year by Hurricane Joaquin...

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September 08, 2016
NHI Secretariat responds to Nassau Guardian article

Regarding the editorial printed on September 5th, 2016 in the Nassau Guardian, the NHI Secretariat wishes to highlight the facts around the roles and responsibility of the public insurer with the NHI Bahamas plan:

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June 03, 2015
Why National Health Insurance

"After consultation with the private sector insurance companies, put in place a system of National Health Insurance so that every Bahamian will have insurance coverage for major surgery and other medical services."

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PM predicts 300 new jobs for Bimini
August 15, 2013
PM predicts 300 new jobs for Bimini

PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday forecast more than 300 new jobs for Bimini and upgrades to health care services as the government expands its public-private sector partnership with the Genting Group and the University of Miami...

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August 15, 2016
Apartment to be used by medics as clinic renovated

DESPITE their pleas, health practitioners in Andros have been told to offer services from an apartment complex as proposed renovations to the island's clinic have stalled.

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Communication by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on the National Health Insurance Bill
August 15, 2016
Communication by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie on the National Health Insurance Bill

Mr. Speaker: The Government of The Bahamas is committed to the implementation of National Health Insurance so that every Bahamian has access to an improved quality of healthcare. Mr. Speaker, as the cost of health care continues to rise, we are not seeing a rising level of key indicators of health...

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August 11, 2016
People 'can keep existing coverage under NHI'

BAHAMIANS who are satisfied with their existing health insurance coverage won't be affected by the implementation of National Health Insurance although they may be able to renegotiate their private insurance plans in order to pay a lower price, Health Minister Dr Perry Gomez said yesterday.

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August 08, 2016
Commentary by Elcott Coleby - This Week in The Bahamas (1-5 August, 2016)

The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday where two major pieces of legislation were tabled and read for the first time.

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Bahamas National Health Insurance NHI Bill Tabled
August 04, 2016
Bahamas National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill Tabled

Today, the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez, Minister of Health tabled the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.

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