[ltr]2023.02.04 - 14:19[/ltr]
Baghdad - Nas
On Saturday, the Ministry of Health revealed the stages of implementing the health insurance law, indicating that the law, according to the phased application, will include all Iraqis and even foreigners in Iraq.
The ministry’s spokesman, Saif Al-Badr, said in a statement to the official agency, followed by “NAS” (February 4, 2023), that “the health insurance law is one of the most important priorities of the government program announced by the Prime Minister, as well as one of the priorities of the Minister of Health, Saleh Al-Hasnawi,” pointing out that "The provisions of the law include a deduction of one percent."
Al-Badr added, "The implementation of the law of this strategic importance will be phased, and the first phase will include 300,000 beneficiaries, including no less than 100,000 poor families who are registered with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs," indicating that "the service provided to this segment will be completely free of charge."
Al-Badr confirmed that "the implementation of the law will be in the first stage, limited to institutions in Baghdad," noting that "the ministry announced the registration link, and everyone is invited to register in the law."
He noted that "the actual service of the health insurance law will be within six months and in July of this year," explaining that "the law, according to the phased application, will include all Iraqis and even foreigners in Iraq, whether they are employees or not."
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