General Health Insurance (GHI) may solve major health care problems

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 27 March 2019

PHILIPSBURG — The introduction of a general health insurance policy seems to be the solution to all the health care woes facing the government. Minister responsible for health affairs Emil Lee said at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press conference that everyone will have to fall under the general health insurance policy. However persons More...

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Minister Emil Lee - 13 March 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Minister Lee: Too many residents cannot access health insurance with our current system

POND ISLAND — During the council of Ministers’ press briefing of Wednesday March 27th, Minister Lee outlined several examples of groups of persons who fall in between the cracks of the current health insurance More...

Minister Emil Lee - 13 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Ministry VSA and PAHO discuss General Health Insurance with local medical professionals

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday March 11 the Ministry of VSA hosted an interactive stakeholder consultation session for local medical professionals facilitated by representatives of the Pan-American Health Organization More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Health Minister defends tariffs increase at SMMC

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Health Emil Lee is defending the increase for procedures at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). Minister Lee, speaking at the Council of Ministers press conference on Wednesday, More...

MP Luc Mercelina - 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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MP Mercelina remains critical of hospital plan and general health insurance

PHILIPSBURG — United Democrats MP Luc Mercelina remains highly critical of the plan for the new hospital and of the intention to introduce a general health insurance scheme. “It is a fundamental error to More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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New hospital-tender a real possibility

PHILIPSBURG – A new tender for the construction of St. Maarten’s General Hospital is a real possibility it appeared during Monday’s meeting of Parliament about the financing of this prestigious project. More...

Minister VSA Emil Lee with SMMC Management & Board in Parliament 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
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Hospital-director Klarenbeek explains tariff increase

PHILIPSBURG – The new general hospital is a non-profit organization that aims to realize just 1.5 percent profit on top of costs to enable future investments, St. Maarten Medical Center director Kees Klarenbeek More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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SZV announces reduced medical referrals to Santo Domingo

IMPORTANT NOTICE: REDUCED MEDICAL REFERRALS TO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (SANTO DOMINGO) PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Sunday March 3rd, 2019) — As per April 2nd, 2019 Social & Health Insurances SZV will no longer More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
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Medical expenditures explode

PHILIPSBURG - Medical expenditures in St. Maarten went through the roof between 2014 and 2017 and increased by 48.2 percent from 82.3 to 122 million guilders. In 2017 alone SZV collected 74 million in premiums More...

Minister of Health Emil Lee - 20 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Legislation on Health Care to be ready by March

PHILIPSBURG — The legislation for general health insurance is now with the Council of Advice and it is expected to be completed in March. This was announced by the Minister of Health Emile Lee at the weekly More...