Qatar – Launching the new health insurance system
Thursday, 09 22 2016, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Qatar
The Ministry of Health started discussions with health service providers in the private sector in order to prepare the new health insurance system. Officials revealed that they received a letter from the ministry notifying them about a coordination meeting during next week.
They also confirmed the importance of the coordination between the ministry and health service providers before implementing the new system, indicating the necessity of consulting the public and service beneficiaries in order to reach a comprehensive health insurance system that prevents any form of abuse.
They also indicated that the previous system had many negative aspects that should be overcome in the future project noting the necessity of allowing more than insurance company to operate in this field. Therefore, a number of insurers should enter this field to avoid establishing a monopoly and enable competition and developing improvements among companies.