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Senate adopts the law on health insurance rescheduling

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by December 9, 2016 General

The Senate adopts the law On Amendments and Additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on compulsory social health insurance.

The draft law provides for change in the starting date of payments by the government, employers and self-employed citizens to the Social Health Insurance Fund. According to the amendment, employers, the self-employed, court officers, lawyers and natural persons payments are postponed from January 1, 2017, to July 1, 2017, i.e. for the six months. While the terms of government payments for economically inactive population are transferred from July 1, 2017, to January 1, 2018, Minister of Health and Social Development Tamara Duissenova introduces the law.

According to the Minister, due to a half-year postponement, the Social Health Insurance Fund postpones the medical service payment for the six months respectively.

In addition, in her words, the draft law introduces amendments and additions to the law On Education in terms of transmission of health care functions for those trained at the secondary non-boarding schools from the sphere of education to the healthcare system, i.e.to clinics.

The law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On Compulsory Social Health Insurance was signed by the President on November 16, 2015. The law provides for introduction in Kazakhstan of medical insurance system developed with international best practices taken into account based on the joint responsibility of the state, the employer and each person.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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