Social Security health coverage reaches 70% of Dominicans
Santo Domingo.- nearly 70% of the population is affiliated with the Family Health Insurance whether in the contributory or subsidized regime, 15 years after Law 87-01 created the Dominican Social Security System.
National Social Security Council director Rafael Perez Modesto said membership in the family health insurance jumped from 46.2% in December 2011, to 68.5% at the end of the first quarter in 2016, or 2.3 million people in the last 5 years.
He said membership by the most vulnerable people climbed 1.3 million, from 46.6% coverage in December 2011, to 101.4% at the end of the first quarter of 2016.
May 9, 2016
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