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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Private sector role in universal health coverage to be clarified in legislative amendments

LEGISLATION WATCH- The private sector’s role in the new universal healthcare system will be clarified in a new bill: The role of the private sector in the Sisi administration’s new universal healthcare system will be clarified in legislative amendments to be submitted to the cabinet by the Health Ministry, head of the advisory committee for the Universal Healthcare Act Ehab Aboul Magd said yesterday, Amwal Al Ghad reports. Proposals to amend 40 articles in the Universal Healthcare Act would clarify how private sector players price their services and settle with the government under the universal healthcare system being rolled out across the country over the next 12 years. Ministry officials said last year that private insurers would have to abide by a government pricing scheme but stopped short of announcing what prices providers would be able to charge.

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