Kuwait Is Planing To Stop Public Healthcare For Expats
Category: Kuwait Local News

Kuwait is planing to stop all types of subsidies for expatriates which include access to public health services for expats in public medical facilities, local reports indicate. The idea is to reduce stress on the government budget even though expats pay KD 50 per year for health insurance.

The report by the Supreme Council for Planning and Development calls for imitating an example followed in the 1990’s when the Kuwaiti government scrapped free education for expatriates in Kuwait, thus banning foreigners from studying at public and forcing them to enroll in private schools.

The scrapping of access to public health services would leave foreigners no option but to pay for private health insurance. Though it is unclear how the government will handle the KD 50 annual health insurance fee it currently charges each of the country’s 3 million expatriates, local dailies added.




09 Nov, 2015 0 1495
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