6th Report January 2011
No decision has been taken by the government as to when this promise will be fulfilled.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 6th Report January 2011
5th Report October/November 2010
Still waiting for decision to be taken by the President before the Government can go ahead to implement the one-time payment policy.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 5th Report October/November 2010
4th Report September 2010
The NHIA has developed implementation plan and ready to implement the one-time health insurance policy as soon as the law is passed by parliament.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 4th Report September 2010
3rd Report August 2010
Canbinet has approved the proposal and it is expected to take off in January 2011.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 3rd Report August 2010
2nd Report July 2010
No change made on this promise.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 2nd Report July 2010
1st Report January - June 2010
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration as a new health policy to replace the “Cash and Carry” system which used to be the existing system of paying hospital bills. In the old payment policy, a sick person receives treatment only after paying the bills as charged by the hospital. The introduction of the health insurance scheme was expected to make health care accessible, affordable and convenient.
The NDC government in its 2008 campaign manifesto promised to “Make the health insurance premium a one-stop payment” The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has done the actuarial budgeting and submitted to the government. Government is yet to issue policy statement on the document.
Source: Ghana Post Elections 1st Report January-June 2010