News Middle East20 Jan 2020

Jordan:Universal health insurance scheme scheduled to start in March

20 Jan 2020

Jordan's Minister of Health, Dr Saad Jaber, has announced that the proposed comprehensive health insurance system in the kingdom is scheduled to start in March.

The insurance will be optional during the first three years of implementation and will become mandatory for all Jordanians, the children of Jordanian women, and those residing in the kingdom, either Jordanian or foreigner, in 2025.

The minister also announced that free health insurance will be made available for those whose monthly income is less than JOD300 ($423), while the government will support 90% of the healthcare cost for those who have a monthly income of between JOD300 and JOD1,000, according to local media reports.

Dr Jaber has previously said that Jordan spends 8.2% of its GDP annually, amounting to around JOD2.5bn each year, on the healthcare sector.


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