Egypt’s Health Insurance: Legislative & Institutional Structure

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Abbas Qabbari

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Before the 2013 coup, various laws had affiliated all medical treatment authorities, councils, and institutions to the Ministry of Health ; stressing dominance and mandate of the ministry over all medical and therapeutic terms of reference, technically, administratively and allegiantly[1].

This paper addresses the key transformations in the ministry’s medical terms of reference, based on the Universal Health Insurance Law No. 2 of 2018, which established a new reality, stripping the Ministry of Health of its essential competencies in favor of economic and service bodies established by the law, within a new course adopted by the post-coup regime in pursuit of emptying ministries of their powers and competencies. the Universal Health Insurance (UHI) system, GAHI, GAH, GAHAR

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