The Minister of Health, the Hon. Kim Wilson, JP, MP has today released a fact sheet addressing commonly asked questions about the Standard Heath Benefit premium and BHB funding. Minister Wilson stated, "The Government will be transitioning to a more efficient way to fund BHB in order to prevent an increase to the standard premium rate (SPR) (the premium for the basic package of insurance, the Standard Health Benefit (SHB)). The SHB premium will not increase and the money that has always been intended for standard hospital care will be directed to the hospital. To make this possible, from 1st June 2019 the Mutual Reinsurance Fund (MRF) premium will increase but the Standard Premium will stay the same. This will ensure healthcare money is used only for healthcare."