Kuwait: poor priced out of health–expats to suffer

From the month of October, the majority of expatriates in Kuwait will not be able to afford healthcare services in the country, due to the new system of fees to be implemented by Ministry of Health.

Government agencies have about 100,000 expatriates, most of who receive average salaries ranging from KD 250 and KD 400, making them the largest segment that is vulnerable to the pressures of the new health charges.

With the application of new fees, which have risen by 100 to 1,000 percent, there are growing fears that the labor market will be affected. If skilled workers face health problems that cannot be treated due to their financial constraints, it is expected for a large portion of them to seek other labor markets.

Source Credit: Arab Times
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