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Name: Law No. 2 of 2018 promulgating the Health Insurance System.
Country: Egypt
Subject(s): Medical care and sickness benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2018-01-11
Entry into force:
ISN: EGY-2018-L-108410
Bibliography: Legislation Online in Arabic Legislation Online in Arabic Eastlaws Database, Cario, Egypt (consulted on 2019-05-15)
Abstract/Citation: The Law covers all citizens, whether they are public or private employees, seasonal or permanent workers, men or women, child or adults. It also covers workers’ spouses, parents and children as well as work injuries. It applies mandatorily on all citizens existing in Egypt and optionally on Egyptians working or living abroad. It can be also extended to foreigners who are earning their income or living in Egypt subject to reciprocity.
Government shall guarantee free healthcare services to people who are unable to pay the contribution fees according to the rules to be determined by the Prime Minister.

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