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Bermuda Doctors Association On Health Reform

Bermuda Doctors Association On Health Reform

[Updated] The “unified model would not lower healthcare cost without negatively impacting the quality of care and waiting times of services,” the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association said, adding that they have concerns about the “short time frame which the Government is proposing to implement these changes, and have challenged them... Read more of this article

Health Plan Town Hall Meetings Start On Monday

Health Plan Town Hall Meetings Start On Monday

The Minister of Health Kim Wilson will host three town hall meetings for public discussion of the proposed Bermuda Health Plan [BHP], with the first meeting scheduled for tomorrow evening, Monday, 16 September at St James Church Hall in Sandys at 6:30 p.m. The next two meetings are:Monday, 30 September at St. Paul AME Centennial Hall, Hamilton at... Read more of this article

Column: Government Healthcare Reform Goals

Column: Government Healthcare Reform Goals

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Education Senator Jason Hayward] The Bermuda Health Strategy Report 2014 – 2019 states, “Compared to other high-income countries Bermuda’s health system is not providing value for money as measured by health outcomes for the level of expenditure.” It is indisputable that Bermuda’s health system... Read more of this article

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