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Egypt's cabinet approves new national health insurance bill

Egypt's cabinet approved on Monday a national health insurance draft law and referred it to the legislative committee at the State Council for legal review, health minister Ahmed Emad said at a press conference. The health minister said that according to the law, the government will fully cover treatment for citizens who cannot afford to pay – who comprise 30-40 percent of the population. Emad said that the new law will also guarantee a certain standard for quality of medical service, state news agency MENA reported. Emad added that the Ministry of Social Solidarity will be in charge of determining which patients qualify for free medical care. The draft law would establish three new administrative bodies to manage the new system: a financing body; a healthcare body... Read More