MAB Chief: Catastrophic Health Insurance Plan Can Be ‘Hammered Out’

The Medical Association of the Bahamas (MAB) president believes it will be possible to “hammer out” a catastrophic health insurance plan, but emphasised: “You can’t look at healthcare in a vacuum.”

Dr Sy Pierre told Tribune Business that the Minnis administration’s plan for “a progressive and functional” catastrophic NHI programme could be achieved, provided it abandoned its predecessor’s approach and properly involved healthcare industry stakeholders in its creation.

Suggesting that the definition of ‘catastrophic care’ was key, Dr Pierre suggested it was better to determine this by monetary value rather than type of illness.