Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait- Draft law gives retirees health insurance coverage  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 19/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Health, Labor, and Social Affairs committee at the National Assembly endorsed a draft law granting citizens health insurance coverage, said committee chairman Saad Al-Khanfoor, in press statements on Wednesday.

The draft law will avail Kuwaiti retirees registered with the Public Institution for Social Security the opportunity to get health services at all public, and for the first time, private health care providers for no charge whatsoever, said the chairman.

This law will apply to retirees only as a first introductory stage, after which, once proven workable, will also apply to other sectors of society such as children and the rest of the population, young and old, he said.

The draft law was approved by both the government and the lawmakers in the committee, he said, stressing that it will be turned over in the Assembly's next meeting to the entire body of the parliament for universal voting, which he thought would be easily forthcoming.

Minister of Health, Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi, who attended the committee meeting today, told reporters afterwards that the retirees will be issued insurance health cards with which they can get health care at a provider of their choice, be that in the public or private sectors, emphasizing at the same time that insurance companies will be employed to carry out the new insurance approach.


To allay some fears that there might be a massive run on private health providers by insurance card-carrying citizens, the minister affirmed that these providers will be able to serve the retirees without a hitch, especially that in recent times, numerous private sector health services have popped up in many parts of the country, including hospitals and clinics.

The new health insurance law covers many health treatments such as surgery, ex-ray, dentistry, lab tests, hospital stays, emergency room care, all prescribed medications, among a host of other things. All expenses will be borne by the ministry of health with no money coming out of the pockets of the insured.

 


Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 27 2016 - SNC-Lavalin seizes contract in QatarMENAFN
(MENAFN) SNC-Lavalin has won an engineering consultancy and support services contract by Oryx GTL, a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum and Sasol of South AfricaIn detail, the five-year long ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Turner & Townsend Mideast income grows 24 pctMENAFN
(MENAFN) Turner & Townsend, A global professional services consultancy, has reported an increase in its Middle East turnover by a quarter, and its profits by nearly a third, in the year ended April ...

 Jul 27 2016 - dorma+kaba to improve cancer centre in JordanMENAFN
(MENAFN) dorma+kaba, a leading player in opening solutions, has inked a contract for The King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) expansion in Jordan.In detail, the deal is valued at USD1.4 million and will ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Saudi markets suffer as real estate slowdown goes onMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi's real estate markets in Riyadh and Jeddah cities continue to face an overall slowdown in performance, according to a JLL report.JLL, a leading global real estate investment and ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Nakheel logs USD803m profit in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Nakheel, Dubai-based and one of the world's leading developers, said it has recorded a 4% net profit increase to USD803 million for the first half of this year.Moreover, the company has ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Pakistani chief of staff discusses military cooperation with Al-SisiDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Pakistani ground forces chief of staff Raheel Sharif and the Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday, according to a ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Egypt- Defence Minister holds second meeting with MPsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi held a meeting on Monday night with members of parliament. The meeting is the second in two months, following a previous one held in May. ...

 Jul 27 2016 - Counter-terrorism commander asserts full control in Sinai despite daily attacksDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Osama Askar, chief of the unified command east of the canal, stressed on Monday that Sinai is completely under the army's full control, noting that terrorists are being ...

 Jul 27 2016 - CBE stabilises US dollar exchange rate, further confuses marketDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) stabilised the US dollar exchange rate against the Egyptian pound at EGP 8.78 in its tender on Tuesday. The market is still waiting for ...

 Jul 27 2016 - High prices, inflation increase not behind CBE's decision to keep pound's price against US dollar: analystsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The month of June witnessed a notable increase in the inflation rate. Economic analysts believe that the devaluation of the Egyptian pound significantly increased the ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help