Citizens Ask PM to Stop New Health Security Bill

PUBLISHED ON THU, JUL 6, 2017 5:36 PM

Citizens Ask PM to Stop New Health Security Bill

by CityNews

 

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CityNews – Chiang Mai citizens are appealing to the Prime Minister to ask his assistance in stopping the new national health security amendments, specifically regarding the Universal Health Coverage Service, that will see middle-income citizens having to co-pay medical costs up to 50%.

 

The Universal Health Coverage Service (also known as the gold card) is a health package which includes curative services, health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation, and full protection of households from financial health risk for every middle class to low class citizen. This act currently covers 75% of the population in Thailand.

 

The Universal Health Coverage Service provides financial support of 80% or more of the overall cost of medical care. The National Health Security Office acts as a middle man purchasing services for citizens along with collaborate with contracted service providers, which mostly are non-profit public health facilities.

 

Full Story: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/citizens-ask-pm-to-stop-new-health-security-bill/

 
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