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New National Health Insurance Bill, 2022 laid in the House

NASSAU, The Bahamas — The Minister of Health and Wellness the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville laid for the first time in the House on Wednesday, October 26, a new National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, 2022, which aims to repeal and replace the existing 2016 legislation that proved instrumental in the initial launch of quality, affordable primary care coverage and services in 2017.  Dr. Darville explained that the current legislation is no longer sufficient to meet the evolving needs of NHI and the increasingly complex financial landscape presently in the country.  “Over the past few years, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed first-hand the importance of maintaining accessible primary care and the impacts of primary healthcare coverage on the overall health and w...