The Bahamas Ageing Population. A nail in the NHI coffin.

First Published: 2007-01-25

The National Health Insurance program in its present form is financially unsustainable; and one can conclude that the Government must be reckless and irresponsible in its haste to implement it. Some will charge that this conclusion is no more than a partisan political overstatement.

However, the Government refuses to provide any data relating to program costs beyond the very first years of operation despite the vast body of evidence showing that the cost of such a program will increase significantly. Furthermore, in several instances it has resorted to "half-truths, erroneous statements and outright falsehoods" in stating its case to the public.

This paper will attempt to take the politics out of the discussion.

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