The “contributions” system is an alternative to it.. Gradually canceling treatment at the state’s expense, and there is no consolation for the poor

Al-Sisi’s advisor for health, Dr. Mohamed Awad Taj El-Din, indicated that the comprehensive health insurance law, according to the new system, will cancel the treatment at the state’s expense, but this will be done gradually, at each stage of the application of the comprehensive health insurance system, and after its circulation in all governorates , Universal health insurance will cancel the treatment at the state’s expense.

Observers said that “with the cancellation of treatment at the state’s expense, the treatment allocations at the state’s expense will go to the officers and beneficiaries, especially after they are removed from the health allocations in the state’s general budget, and the health insurance law confirmed that the budget for treatment at the state’s expense, will be referred to the Comprehensive health insurance.


Specialists pointed out that the treatment system in the comprehensive health insurance will be through the insurance subscription that the law provides for all citizens without exception. His use of comprehensive social health insurance services is linked to the payment of overdue contributions in one go or in installments, except for emergency cases.

misleading statement
In an attempt to avoid the anger of the people, Sisi is exploiting camouflage and misinformation, including by directing to facilitate citizens’ access to treatment at the state’s expense, according to the Minister of Health and Population in the Sisi government, Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar.
However, Abdel Ghaffar’s clarifications after transmitting the directive through the Sada Al-Balad channel last Monday, said, “There are strict instructions to treat any insured citizen in hospitals at the state’s expense until the treatment decision is issued, indicating that there are 62 million insured citizens and they have the right to go to the health insurance for treatment. And he forgot to say “until now.”

Al-Sisi’s supporters attacked the logo of the “Sada Al-Balad” website, in which it is written, “There is no treatment at the state’s expense again, and the decision is implemented at the level of the Republic,” although it conveyed the truth.
The government’s Motassadeq platform proved when it considered the news misleading and said, “The system of treatment at the state’s expense will not be canceled, but will be replaced in stages, and in the governorates where the implementation of the comprehensive health insurance law begins.”
She only added that she confirmed that only 62 million citizens can apply for treatment at the state’s expense because they are not included in the current health insurance system, and she added that it will be gradually replaced by the comprehensive health insurance system, which will include all citizens in the country.

phase out

Advocates of treatment at the expense of themselves are the ones who herald its abolition (albeit gradually) and stress that comprehensive health insurance means (insurance subscription), which the law makes available to all citizens without exception. In case of non-subscription or default, his use of the comprehensive social health insurance services is linked to the payment of overdue contributions in one go or in installments, except in emergency cases.
Observers linked the subscriptions of comprehensive health insurance with the subscription of telephone lines whose services cannot be used if the subscription is not paid, which means that the only expense that the state can bear (albeit deficient as well) is to deliver citizens (60% of the poor) to their graves.
Where the comprehensive health insurance determined the value of the contributions of the insured workers, which came as follows:

– 1% and 2% for the non-working wife and 0.5% for each disabled son.

The contributions of business owners and the like who are subject to the Social Insurance Law No. 108 of 1976 amounting to 4% of the net income, according to the tax return.

Dependents: 2% for the non-working wife and 0.5% for each son.

Shareholders in the profits of shares of joint stock companies and companies limited by shares bear 4% of the value of the profits.

Egyptians working abroad who are not subject to Article 22 of the law bear 4% of the net income.

Persons whose income is unknown and above the minimum wage shall bear 4% of the minimum wage.

Those entitled to pensions bear 2% of the value of the pension, and pensioners bear 1% of the value of the monthly pension.

However, this does not apply to those who are unable, as the state treasury bears the contributions of those who are unable to obtain comprehensive health insurance for 35% of Egyptians, at 5% for each individual.

Application date

Comprehensive health insurance is implemented in 5 stages. It takes 15 years to implement the law in 6 stages, each stage in 5 governorates.

The first phase: Port Said, Suez, South Sinai, North Sinai, and Ismailia governorates.

The second phase: the governorates of Aswan, Luxor, Qena, Matrouh, and the Red Sea.

The third phase: the governorates of “Alexandria, Beheira, Damietta, Sohag, and Kafr El-Sheikh.”

Fourth phase: the governorates of “Assiut, Al-Wadi Al-Jadid, Al-Fayoum, Al-Minya, and Beni Suef.”

The fifth phase: the governorates of Dakahlia, Sharkia, Gharbia, and Menoufia.

The sixth phase: the governorates of “Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubia”.

Satisfied with the application
Zahra Al-Ula complains on Facebook that her husband “works in a government agency and we have a comprehensive health insurance system. How long and why are contributions not deducted? Please pay attention because this problem has been repeated with more than one person.”
As for Sofia Ahmad, she wrote, “For all the pensioners in Ismailia, we all suffer from the comprehensive insurance system. I have a liver disease and it has been more than a month since I did not spend my treatment after canceling the health insurance. Whenever I go to the Al-Rahma Center, the response is not You have a name even though the comprehensive insurance percentage has been deducted from my pension and I have file number 5724 and they asked me to go to the Salam Center to solve my problem by knowing a person named Ahmed Rizk, and I went more than once and did not find this person at his office at all and I did not see him until now, please solve my problem? escalate the issue.
Dr. Mona Mina, Secretary-General of the General Syndicate of Physicians and one of the supporters of the military coup in 2013, had criticized since 2014 the development of the health budget and said, “The comprehensive health insurance subsidy was canceled in the new budget, the subsidies for medicines and infant formula were reduced, the health insurance support for female breadwinners was reduced, and the total Health insurance, at a time when the authorities emphasize the provision of an appropriate health service to the citizen, and support health insurance.

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