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The strong opposition to the government's proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme by healthcare and insurance professionals is no surprise given the Christie administration "doesn't listen to people" and has continued to ignore input from those industries since the onset, according to Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis, who called for the plan to be delayed until all the problems are "iro...
Accused by the United Healthcare Reform Alliance (UHRA) of disrespecting Bahamian expertise and altruism in the healthcare sector, the National Health Insurance (NHI) Secretariat yesterday took a conciliatory tone, but nonetheless insisted it has been incorporating stakeholder input "as much as possible".
Against the backdrop of the United Nations new sustainable development goals that “no one should be left behind,” The Bahamas, through the National Insurance Board, is hosting two social security conferences aimed at improving lives in the region.
Countries within the region are strategizing ways to ensure sustainability of their respective social security schemes. Minister of Labour and National Insurance, and Minister of the Public Service, the Hon. Shane Gibson, said Wednesday that he was happy the agenda of the 27th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting would focus on advancing social security in the Caribbean.
Fort Charlotte MP Dr. Andre Rollins has asked his Free National Movement (FNM) colleagues to support the appointment of the FNM's candidate for Elizabeth, Dr. Duane Sands, to the Senate to coincide with the swearing in of Monique Gomez to amplify the Official Opposition's voice in the National Health Insurance (NHI) debate.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie declared the recent opening of the Child and Adolescent, Robert Smith and Special Education Complex, a "Bahamian achievement" that crossed changes in governments, citing former Prime Minister the Hon. Hubert Ingraham's role in its implementation as a former Minister of National Insurance, immediately following Prime Minister Christ...
2016/2017 Budget Debate by the Hon. Philip E. Davis, Minister of Works & Urban Development and Deputy Prime Minister
As I rise again to honour the constituents of Cat Island, Rum Cay, and San Salvador, I declare my absolute support of the Budget communicated by our Prime Minister, the Rt. Honourable Member for Centreville on 25th May 2016.
For at least two decades now, the television advertisements for the Government Employees Insurance Company out of the U.S. have been hilarious, satirical treats, and some of the most entertaining nuggets on the small screen.
The NHI Secretariat continued to meet with Bahamians across the archipelago with stops in Mayaguana, Abaco, Acklins and Crooked Island during the month of June, as well as engaging with stakeholder and travelling to South Africa for a bilateral exchange of information.
The Hon. D. Shane Gibson, Minister of Labour & National Insurance is profoundly saddened by the death of Mr. Percy Sweeting, President of the Bahamas Musicians Entertainers Union on Monday July 11, 2016.
The Bahamas Parliament met on Wednesday of this week to debate two historic pieces of legislation: The University of The Bahamas Bill and the Construction Contractors Bill.
Today, the Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez, Minister of Health tabled the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill.
HEALTH Minister Dr. Perry Gomez yesterday hinted at how the government may decide to fund the National Health Insurance scheme as it expands in scope, noting that other countries have taxed "unhealthy substances" like alcohol and tobacco as well as high salt and high sugar products to fund healthcare.
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).