Building a Healthier Bahamas

A framework for modern, affordable and accessible national health insurance

Since 1983, numerous government-sponsored steering committees, tasks forces and blue-ribbon panels have examined the challenges and come to a similar conclusion: improving the health of Bahamians requires—but is not limited to—the introduction of a comprehensive National Health Insurance programme and the strengthening of the health care system. Parliament originally passed enabling legislation in 2006, which was assented to and gazetted in 2007.