Monday, January 4, 2016

NHI: The Facts

Statement from the Government of The Bahamas on National Health Insurance

(via the Bahamas Information Services)

“As we celebrate the start of the 2016 year we are also celebrating a big step towards a better health care system in The Bahamas.

The Government of The Bahamas remains committed to having a National Health Insurance programme in our country and has been working tirelessly to develop and execute the framework to make this vision a reality, for a Stronger Bahamas.

Last week, Cabinet approved the draft legislation that would provide the foundation for NHI. The legislation is undergoing final revisions together with stakeholders and it is expected that it will be released for public and further stakeholder consultation before the end of January.  The Government wishes to announce that the new programme, “NHI Bahamas” will make health care throughout our archipelago Modern, Affordable, and Accessible. These are the values that are at the core of all planning and policy-making decisions regarding health care for Bahamians.  Read more >>