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16
Oct

Insurers Slam Gov’T Over Nhi ‘Secrecy’

The Bahamian insurance industry yesterday slammed the Government’s efforts to shroud its National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in secrecy, explaining that this was delaying outside analysis of its own cost estimates. Emmanuel Komolafe, the BIA’s chairman, told Tribune Business that wrangling over the non-disclosure agreement between the Association, its health insurer members and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

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14
Oct

Remove health care from the cost of business

Patriot Coal’s latest bankruptcy success once again draws attention to the desperate measures some employers take to unburden themselves from the financial burdens of employee health (editorial “Shafted,” Oct. 8). No other modern nation inserts health care into the middle of labor contracts. American workers and businesses both suffer from this accident of history. Workers

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9
Oct

More on high health spending and poor population health in U.S.

U.S. Health Care from a Global Perspective: Spending, Use of Services, Prices, and Health in 13 Countries This analysis draws upon data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other cross-national analyses to compare health care spending, supply, utilization, prices, and health outcomes across 13 high-income countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan,

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6
Oct

Time for single-payer health care

When I decided that I was going to be a doctor, I had many preconceived notions about what that meant. I pictured myself coming upon a mass casualty accident and saving everyone’s lives single-handedly. I thought that I would make a difference every day by curing people’s ailments. Obviously, I realize now, that saving everyone

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6
Oct

For a world Sanigest

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September 30 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Single-Payer System: Why It Would Save US Healthcare

Why America Should Have a Single-Payer System Donald Berwick, MD, helped launch the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—considered at the time to be the only health reform this country would need—when he was administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2010 to 2011. But 5 years later, Dr Berwick and millions of

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September 30 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Private Sector Fearing ‘Extinction’ Over Nhi

The Bahamian private sector could become “extinct” as a result of ever-increasing taxation, the Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive warned yesterday, as he urged the Government to provide more details on long-term National Health Insurance (NHI) financing. Edison Sumner told Tribune Business that while the Government and its NHI consultants had promised no taxes would

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September 28 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Economists call for worldwide universal health coverage

A coalition of 267 renowned economists from 44 countries is calling on world leaders to prioritize efforts toward universal health coverage. The Economists’ Declaration on Universal Health Coverage, which was was spearheaded by The Rockefeller Foundation, was published last week in The Lancet. The group notes more than 100 countries at all different levels of development have begun working

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