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BBC TV Special Breaks Down Healthcare Reform

BBC TV Special Breaks Down Healthcare Reform

Making sense of healthcare reform – that’s the thrust of a special, one-hour episode of Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s business TV show, The Breakdown. It first aired on May 30 but the BBC said they were encouraged by positive public feedback so will re-broadcast the show tonight, Thursday, June 13, at 8pm. Show host Toni Waterman explains that... Read more of this article

Column: An Agenda For Better Healthcare

Column: An Agenda For Better Healthcare

[Opinion column written by MP Tinee Furbert] June is a very reflective month for me as a healthcare professional, a woman and a Member of Parliament. Each day, I fight for the needs of the people of this country, specifically women. I am passionate about improving lives and doing so through legislation that addresses domestic violence, improves child... Read more of this article

Video: Discussion On Universal Healthcare

Video: Discussion On Universal Healthcare

The Bermuda Trade Union Congress [BTUC] is holding a panel discussion this morning [June 4] on universal healthcare. The moderator is scheduled to be Donald Lottimore, and the scheduled panelists include Dr. Ricky C. Brathwaite from Bermuda Health Council, Dr Claudette Fleming from Age Concern, and BTUC President Senator Jason Hayward. Update: The live... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Consequences Of Rushing Legislation’

Column: ‘Consequences Of Rushing Legislation’

[Opinion column written by OBA Leader Craig Cannonier] Today [June 1] Government will, in effect, go into the health care business. It has been a rushed process and its consequences were not thought through. Why rushed? There were only a few weeks separating the introduction of the Health Insurance Amendment Act – which changes the way health care... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Reckless Abandon’ With Legislation

Column: ‘Reckless Abandon’ With Legislation

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Dwayne Robinson] ‘Reckless abandon’ was the accurate description my colleague Senator Marcus Jones used regarding the way the PLP passed the recent Health Insurance Amendment Act. However, I would go a step further and use this description for the PLP’s entire tenure as Government since their victory in 2017.... Read more of this article

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