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Hamilton: National Health Insurance Not Far Off

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Putting in place a national health insurance scheme remains a priority for the Team Unity administration, according Health Minister Eugene Hamilton.

“Our commitment to put in place national health insurance was not carried out by me because there was enough economic activity taking place in 2015. The 2016 programme, was also to build towards that development of national health insurance or what we call universal health care delivery. As we speak I have had two important stakeholder meetings in St Kitts with a qualified actuary to get around to the costing of such a programme and what it would cost the state.”

The minister says other measures are also being taken.