New amendments to Egypt’s universal healthcare system to clarify private sector role

New legislative amendments on the new Universal Health Insurance Act will be submitted to the cabinet including a clarified role of the private sector, Ihab Abul-Magd, a board member of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Authority told Amwal Al Ghad.

The Authority will be submitting proposals to amend 40 articles in the Universal Healthcare Act that would clarify how private sector players price their services and how to cooperate with the government in providing a unified health insurance as 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.