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#1 » by OomaJ19 (β160) » December 9th, 2019, 8:52 pm
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The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a corporate body established under Act 35 of 1999 Constitution by the Federal Government of Nigeria to improve the health of all Nigerians at an affordable cost.

However, NHIS is to provide social health insurance in Nigeria where contributors ‘ health care services are paid out of the general pool of funds provided by Scheme participants.

Furthermore, it is also a pre-payment plan where participants pay a fixed sum regularly. The amount/funds are pooled so that the Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) can pay for those in need of medical care. It is essentially a mechanism of risk sharing that can boost the allocation of capital and equity. Yes, it is considered the most commonly used method of funding for health care throughout the world.

In addition, NHIS controls HMO-operated private health insurance. HMOs should have a hyperlink to the HMOs list on the web. Health Insurance is a social security system that guarantees that individuals are provided with the appropriate health services at regular intervals by making nominal contributions.

Objectives of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

:thnk: Ensuring equitable distribution of health care costs among different income groups
:thnk: shocked For appropriate patronage of all levels of health care
:thnk: shocked Improving and harness private sector participation in the provision of health care services
:thnk: shocked It makes sure there is an equitable distribution of health facilities within the Federation
:thnk: shocked Limiting the rise in the cost of health care services
:thnk: shocked Maintaining high standards of health care delivery services within the Scheme
:thnk: shocked Making sure health care services are efficient
:thnk: shocked Protecting families from the financial hardship of huge medical bills
:thnk: shocked To ensure that every Nigerian has access to good health care services
:thnk: shocked To make available funds to the health sector for improved services

Programs of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

To ensure that every Nigerian have access to good health care services, the National Health Insurance Scheme has developed various program to cover different segments of the society and these includes;

1. Formal Sector

i. Formal Sector Social Health Insurance Programme
ii. The National Mobile Health Insurance
iii. Voluntary Contributors to Social Health Insurance Programmes (VCSHIP)

2. Informal Sector

i. Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Programmes
ii. Community-Based Social Health Insurance Programmes

3. Vulnerable Group

i. Physically Challenged Persons Social Health Insurance Programme(PCPSHIP)
ii. Prison Inmates Social Health Insurance Programme(PISHIP)
iii. Children Under Five (5) Social Health Insurance Programme
iv. Pregnant Women
v. Retirees
vi. Aged

That is not all folks. Kindly read the full article to know all about NHIS. Get answers to your numerous questions pertaining to NHIS and how you can participate/register in the NHIS program. CLICK HERE==>

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#2 » by Deon (β10848) » December 10th, 2019, 10:06 am
An eye for an eye left thousands blind,
remember that......

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#3 » by OomaJ19 (β160) » December 26th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Deon wrote:Alright
. You are doing well sir...
OomaJ :clap:

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#4 » by Favquick12 (β98) » March 7th, 2020, 12:44 pm
:shkd: :thnk:


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