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BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

BTUC To Host Universal Healthcare Discussion

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress’ 2019 Biennial Convention opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 10am at the Liberty Theatre, and will feature a panel discussion on universal healthcare. The moderator will be Bro. Donald Lottimore and the panelists include:Dr. Ricky C. Brathwaite, Bermuda Health Council Sara Clifford, Human... Read more of this article

Video: Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

Video: Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

[Updated with PDF] The Ministry of Health is holding a town hall meeting this evening [May 16] on the Standard Health Benefit [SHB] premium at St Paul AME Centennial Hall.The Ministry previously said that the Minster of Health Kim Wilson and Acting CEO of Bermuda Health Council Dr Ricky C. Brathwaite will explain the changes that will be implemented... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

Town Hall Meeting On Standard Health Benefit

The Ministry of Health will hold a town hall meeting on the Standard Health Benefit [SHB] premium on Thursday, 16 May at 6pm at St Paul AME Centennial Hall. Minster of Health Kim Wilson and Acting CEO of Bermuda Health Council Dr Ricky C. Brathwaite will explain the changes that will be implemented on 1 June. “The announcement that the standard health... Read more of this article

Bill For Healthcare Cost Reform To Be Tabled

Bill For Healthcare Cost Reform To Be Tabled

[Updated with PDF] “We will deliver what we promised,” said Premier David Burt today, adding that the Bill to “initiate the first phase of the healthcare cost reform will be tabled on Friday when the House returns.” “We promised to bring down the cost of living for Bermudians and that includes the cost of healthcare. The Minister of Health... Read more of this article

Kempe: Addressing Real Costs Of Healthcare

Kempe: Addressing Real Costs Of Healthcare

“Without fixing the underlying cost drivers no amount of pooling or funding acrobatics will halt the rising tide of healthcare costs,” OBA Shadow Finance Minister Nick Kempe said. Senator Kempe said, “On June 1, there will be a fundamental change to how services at the hospital will be funded. Whilst we have yet to see any draft legislation with... Read more of this article

Michael Scott: ‘Greed, Not The Government’

Michael Scott: ‘Greed, Not The Government’

“While BF&M’s increase is being falsely blamed on the government, their decision is being driven by the primal forces of greed rather than anything else,” MP Michael Scott said, while BF&M said they remain “focused on serving our customers and keeping them informed of the factors impacting their rates.” MP Michael Scott statement MP... Read more of this article

Health Minister And BF&M On Health Premiums

Health Minister And BF&M On Health Premiums

It is “unconscionable” that BF&M would “attempt to blame their premium increase on the Government’s efficiency measures,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, while BF&M said that the “proposed Government reform is an exercise in reallocating funds and capping hospital funds, and fails to address the real drivers... Read more of this article

Health Minister: No Increase In Premium Rate

Health Minister: No Increase In Premium Rate

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson wishes to remind the public that there will be no increase to the premium for the mandated package of insurance or to HIP or FutureCare premiums in 2019. Minister Wilson said, “The Standard Premium Rate is the premium for the basic set of services required to be part of your health insurance policy. This requirements... Read more of this article

Govt Will Not Increase HIP, FutureCare Premiums

Govt Will Not Increase HIP, FutureCare Premiums

[Updated with video] “The Government will not be increasing the public’s standard health insurance premium, or the premiums for HIP or FutureCare,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said today. Minister Wilson said, “I am pleased to advise the public today that this year the Government will not be increasing the public’s standard health insurance... Read more of this article

Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ On Healthcare Costs

Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ On Healthcare Costs

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced the fifth presentation in their Eco Lunch & Learns series on Thursday, March 28 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm at the Bermuda College, in The North Hall, Room G301. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College... Read more of this article

OBA: ‘How Will Such A Programme Be Funded?’

OBA: ‘How Will Such A Programme Be Funded?’

“A promise to pay health insurance for those aged over 90, as outlined during the PLP’s Delegates conference, raises a series of questions – not least whether it is financially sustainable in the long-term, according to Shadow Health Minister Patricia Gordon-Pamplin. This follows after comments from MP Chris Famous at the PLP Delegates Conference... Read more of this article

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

‘Help Achieve Affordable, Accessible Healthcare’

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson met today with members of the Health Financing Reform Stakeholder Consultation Group, which is tasked with providing feedback to the Government on “options being considered to help achieve affordable and accessible healthcare for all.”A Ministry spokesperson said, “The purpose of the Ministry’s... Read more of this article

Approximately $3.6M In Scan Fee Supplements

Approximately $3.6M In Scan Fee Supplements

Between payments to the three providers, debt offset and projected future payments, the Government is set to provide approximately $3.6 million in financial supplements to MRI and CT scan providers for 2017/18. Earlier this year, the Government confirmed they “granted financial supplements” to “help ensure CT and MRI services are... Read more of this article