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Health Council: Making Healthcare Affordable

Health Council: Making Healthcare Affordable

The Bermuda Health Council conducted a survey to capture the public’s opinion about healthcare issues and the Health Council’s role in tackling these issues, and “75% of respondents felt the role of the Health Council is to protect the public by making healthcare affordable.” This is according to the Health Council which said, “In... Read more of this article

Health Council Launches Feedback Survey

Health Council Launches Feedback Survey

The Bermuda Health Council Feedback Survey has launched to provide the public with the “opportunity to weigh in on the future of the organization.” “The Health Council is encouraging everyone in Bermuda to participate. The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and can be found here,” the organisation said. “The... Read more of this article

“Meeting The Needs Of The Communities”

“Meeting The Needs Of The Communities”

In response to Bermuda Health Council‘s recent statement “Health Council ‘Increasing Necessary Oversight’”, John Wight, CEO and President, BF&M Limited; Alison Hill, CEO, The Argus Group and Naz Farrow, CEO of Colonial Group International Ltd has released their joint statement. The statement said, “Meeting the needs of the communities... Read more of this article

Health Council ‘Increasing Necessary Oversight’

Health Council ‘Increasing Necessary Oversight’

The Bermuda Health Council is continuing its mission “to ensure that everyone in Bermuda can access healthcare without significant financial loss.” A spokesperson said, “Health insurance costs in Bermuda today range from approximately $5,200 to $21,600 per person per year. If you are at the bottom of this scale or have no insurance coverage... Read more of this article

BHeC Consultation On Affordable Healthcare

BHeC Consultation On Affordable Healthcare

The Bermuda Health Council said they plan to “consult in the coming weeks to discuss ways to make healthcare more affordable for all and build on the Ministry of Health’s initiative to modernize Bermuda Hospitals Board’s fees.” A spokesperson for the Bermuda Health Council said, “Healthcare is changing globally and locally and the... Read more of this article

Health Council Publishes Drug Pricing Tool

Health Council Publishes Drug Pricing Tool

The Bermuda Health Council has reformed how the public is able look up information about prescription drug pricing, publishing a consumer guidance tool that shows the prices of commonly used drugs on the island. A spokesperson said, “This tool can be found on our website. To find the suggested total cost for a drug, we have provided the lowest... Read more of this article

BHEC: ‘Healthcare System At Breaking Point’

BHEC: ‘Healthcare System At Breaking Point’

“Our healthcare system is at a breaking point,” the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] said, adding that “we cannot continue with the status quo and we must make bold moves to change this course.” “Between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 health expenditure was $701.4M which represents a $13M increase from the previous year,”... Read more of this article

BHEC: “A Win For Bermuda’s Health System”

BHEC: “A Win For Bermuda’s Health System”

The Bermuda Health Council said they are “elated at the passing of the Health Insurance Amendment Act 2017,” saying the “passing of this Act will now ensure that all dialysis treatments are covered by the Mutual Reinsurance Fund.” “This will increase efficiencies in payment and reduce health costs by consolidating expenditure... Read more of this article

Health Council List ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’

Health Council List ‘Non-Compliant’ Employers’

The Bermuda Health Council said they are “experiencing a high rate of complaints from members of the public because employers are not providing health insurance coverage for their employees.” “Since January 2017, the Bermuda Health Council has received 147 complaints and queries related to employer health insurance coverage,”... Read more of this article

BHEC: SPR To Decrease From $338 To $334

BHEC: SPR To Decrease From $338 To $334

Effective 1st June 2017, Standard Premium Rate [SPR] will decrease from $338.07 to $334.00,BHEC said today, explaining that the “decrease was achieved through changes made to SHB, such as encouraging palliative care in the home setting, introducing oral chemotherapy drugs, decreasing the price of dialysis and reducing BHB fees for diagnostic imaging.” BHeC... Read more of this article

Health Council Release 2017/18 Corporate Plan

Health Council Release 2017/18 Corporate Plan

The Bermuda Health Council [BHeC] released their Corporate Plan 2017/18, saying it is a “strategic road map for the Health Council, helping us to envision Bermuda as the healthiest island in the world.” Tawanna Wedderburn, CEO, said: “The Corporate Plan helps the Health Council continue to work toward building a sustainable and equitable... Read more of this article

Health Council: $84.5M Spent On Overseas Care

Health Council: $84.5M Spent On Overseas Care

Bermuda spent $84.5 million on overseas care between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016, with $6M going toward transportation and accommodation, according to a new report from the Bermuda Health Council. “Recognising the importance of specialised overseas care to health outcomes, the Bermuda Health Council developed a report, Overseas Care: A... Read more of this article

Health Council Releases Health Accounts Report

Health Council Releases Health Accounts Report

The Health Council has released its National Health Accounts Report, which details Bermuda health system finance and expenditure for fiscal year 2014-2015. A spokesperson said, “According to the World Health Organization [WHO], countries ‘cannot manage what they cannot measure.’ “The 2016 National Health Accounts Report allows... Read more of this article