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Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could [...]

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When health insurance doesn’t cover health costs

When health insurance doesn’t cover health costs

| 15/11/2017 | 44 Comments
Have a heart Cayman writes: The numbers just don’t add up when it comes to insurance and the average person. I’ve been unable to work due to ill health and my husband earns $30k a year to support us both. My medical insurance premium is almost $4,500 a year for what is considered a good [...]

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CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

CINICO boss backs failing insurance system

| 14/11/2017 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Despite myriad problems associated with the current health insurance environment in Cayman and government’s plans to review the system, the CINICO chief told Finance Committee Friday that he believed it was “ideal”. Lonny Tibbetts said he did not support a single pay system [...]

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Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

Minister stumped over lack of healthcare for kids

| 03/11/2017 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne “John-John” Seymour has said he doesn’t understand why children do not have free healthcare. But despite being in a position to shape policy on healthcare and cover, he offered no solutions to address the very difficulties he outlined about families tr [...]

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Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

Opposition calls for single pay healthcare

| 02/11/2017 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Both Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller and opposition MLA Chris Saunders have called for a universal healthcare system for Cayman as a way of dealing with the mounting challenges and costs of healthcare provision. During the budget debate Wednesday, Miller pointed to statistics in CIMA’s [...]

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CINICO reform to open up access

CINICO reform to open up access

| 01/11/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands National Insurance Company, the government’s health insurance provider, is to undergo a reform that will allow the public-owned authority to offer cover to a broader cross-section of the population, the premier has said, During the election campaign earlier this year [...]

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Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

| 12/10/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with outstanding debt, officials told the Public Accounts Committee this week that a firm of local attorneys has been hired, following a request for proposals, to go after the outstanding cash, which may see people who haven’t paid their medical bills [...]

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Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

Insurance obstacle preventing necessary treatment

| 03/10/2017
I need an expensive procedure which is over the limits of my health insurance. I have negotiated a reduced price with the hospital if I pay them cash. However, my insurance company refuses to authorise me to proceed with the treatment, saying they will only reimburse the hospital directly, not to me [...]

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Health remains costly challenge for CIG

Health remains costly challenge for CIG

| 08/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The most recent financial report from the Health Services Authority has demonstrated that from health insurance cover issues to the management of the hospital’s accounts, as well as continued inefficiencies and access problems, managing healthcare in Cayman remains a major and costly ch [...]

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Miller’s proposed health review rejected

Miller’s proposed health review rejected

| 24/08/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The government rejected a proposal by the opposition leader to have a joint select committee review what he has described as the crisis in local healthcare provision in all areas. Ezzard Miller filed a private member’s motion asking for a six member panel made up of four government members [...]

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Miller: Healthcare in crisis

Miller: Healthcare in crisis

| 21/08/2017 | 87 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader is calling on government to form a special select committee made up of members of the Legislative Assembly from both sides of the aisle to take look at the country’s healthcare system as he believes it is now in crisis. From the numerous issues relating to health i [...]

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