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Create a National Health Insurance Scheme called “The Wellness Plan” in 2 phases in order to provide basic health insurance for all Jamaicans. The plan will include introducing tax credit incentives on insurance premiums paid by employers and employees, and will target the elderly, poor and vulnerable persons in the first phase of the roll out. This will include persons receiving doctor's visits, in hospital visits, hospital outpatient visits, eye exams and other benefits. The NIS will target the 35 - 60 year old persons in the second phase of the roll out. This will include the following services: mammography, pap smears, colon & prostate cancer tests.

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.21 & 22 February 18, 2016

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