Halifax intermediaries in Nova Sverdrup, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
In a bid to improve affordability, the Nova Scotia government has announced a number of initiatives aimed at improving the cost of health care in the province.
The government’s Health Accessibility Action Plan aims to provide better access to healthcare in the Province by establishing a framework for all health care providers to negotiate prices for all goods and services and to offer discounted rates of coverage to consumers, according to the Province’s website.
Among the initiatives announced by the Nova Svinadrup government is the establishment of the Nova Insured Services Commission (NISCC), a group of five health professionals tasked with overseeing the cost management of health services in NovaSverdrap.
While there are no formal specifications on the number of providers in the NISCC, the organisation will ensure that all health services, from emergency services to dental care, are priced competitively and are delivered in a timely manner.
“These services, which are vital to health, must be provided at reasonable prices for Nova Svians,” the Nisacces said in a statement.
Nova Scotia also announced a new insurance marketplace where consumers can shop for insurance, compare rates, and find affordable coverage, as well as the establishment and operation of an Information and Services Center (ISEAC).
While the Nova Health Insurance Marketplaces are expected to begin operating in early 2019, NovaSvinadrs plans to implement these initiatives as soon as possible.
According to the NovaSviatr, there are now over 1,000 providers in NovaParks, which is a health plan offered to residents of the province who have lived in Nova since the age of 15.
As the province gears up to implement the NISA and the IISEACs, Nova Svanadrs Health Minister Mary-Margaret McMahon told The Hindu that the health system is working closely with all stakeholders to ensure that the best prices are available to all Nova residents.
Health Minister McMahon also said the government is committed to increasing the availability of affordable healthcare services for the province, particularly for older Nova residents, and to ensure there are incentives for those in need to access affordable healthcare.
With reporting from Pratik Kumar and Pratika Jain