ARMENIA: Health insurance to cover all segments of the population by 2027

29 November 2022 —
Full launch of health insurance in Armenia will be completed by 2027, ArmInfo wrote referring to the statement of the Minister of Health Anahit Avanesyan.

"The state takes on some part of the cost of medical care, which increases from year to year. But, in general terms, we must move to a prepaid system of aggregation of financial resources", the minister said.

According to the minister, introduction of the health insurance system will be phased. 2023 will be a preparatory year, and in the next 3 years, groups will gradually connect to the system. In 2027, according to the plans, all segments of the population of Armenia will be covered. Depending on the social status, as Avanesyan added, the state is ready to bear the costs of medical insurance, however, medical insurance will not cover the entire range of medical services - the insurance package will be based on the most common diseases registered in the country.

"We are making a phased transition to health insurance not only to prepare citizens, but the system itself must be brought to such quality criteria so that we have smoothly working services that meet the needs of citizens", says Avanesyan.