Jordan – 60 age category under free healthcare
Saturday, 12 30 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Jordan
The Council of Ministers on Thursday decided to include Jordanians over the age of 60 in the health insurance as of January 1.
The decision is part of the government's policy to expand the health insurance umbrella until reaching a comprehensive health insurance that covers all Jordanians, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The government has earlier included Jordanians over the age of 80 in health insurance and later decided to lower the age to 70 years, before taking Thursday's decision. Children below six are all included under the free healthcare umbrella.
The decision, which will cost some JD25 million, is in line with the government's approach to improve services offered to citizens, including in the health sector.
Source: The Jordan Times