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BMDA On Argus Acquisition Of Medical Practices

BMDA On Argus Acquisition Of Medical Practices

“Our disappointment was not because of the sale itself, but because Argus stated that one of the reasons for doing it was to help to better the healthcare of the Island,” the Bermuda Medical Doctors Association said, adding that “a statement that says it ‘will benefit all’, but blatantly only benefits a few, is contradictory... Read more of this article

Govt’s Goal Remains Universal Health Coverage

Govt’s Goal Remains Universal Health Coverage

“Before the emergency orders arose in response to COVID-19, this government was working on reforms to our health system,” Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, adding that “universal health coverage remains the Government’s commitment and goal.” Minister Wilson said, “By now the majority of Bermuda would have heard of the... Read more of this article

Argus Acquires Island Health & Family Practice

Argus Acquires Island Health & Family Practice

Saying that it is “part of its strategy to diversify its operations and develop a business model that drives up quality of healthcare while seeking to drive down costs,” Argus Group today announced the “acquisition of primary care medical practices, Island Health Services and the Family Practice Group.” “This investment... Read more of this article

HID: Walk-In Customers For Certain Services

HID: Walk-In Customers For Certain Services

The Health Insurance Department [HID] is “accepting walk-in customers for cash premium payments as well as new enrollment applications only,” and all walk-in customers must wear masks. A government spokesperson said, “The HID office is staffed with a reduced complement of employees to facilitate walk-in customers. “HID is located... Read more of this article

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