universal coverage

universal coverage

Universal access Health care reform The provision of health care for entire group–including preventive care–eg, vaccines, screening, outpatient visits to a generalist or specialist, hospitalization for basic and catastrophic needs. See Canadian plan, Clinton plan, Socialized medicine. Cf Underinsured, Uninsured.

universal coverage

A health insurance plan that reimburses all citizens for all or part of their health care costs. It may insure all health-related services or specific (“safety-net”) services only, or it may be tiered, providing different services depending on the amount of funding the insured person chooses to contribute to the plan.
Synonym: universal health insurance coverage
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The Affordable Care Act is just the first step in allowing Americans to have the same great, inexpensive universal coverage health care system that Canada and the European countries already have.
It also presents progress towards universal coverage in health, which is an important dimension in the push for social protection.
No matter where one falls on the ideological spectrum, the fact is that universal coverage, literally where everyone has health insurance for a defined set of covered benefits, is not only morally good but also makes eminent sense economically.
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Our goal is to achieve universal coverage [in Laguna] by 2019,' Tan said.
Universal coverage and reasonable costs contribute to global competitiveness and economic growth.
We are committed to reinforcing healthcare system and providing equitable universal coverage.
by Times News Service It is worth mentioning that this milestone is a result of the Health Vision 2050, which stated clearly the need to establish a body that deals with attracting more durable and innovative investments for health that can sustain universal coverage with quality health care.
Unacceptable choices include, among other examples from low-income countries, to expand coverage for services with lower priority such as coronary bypass surgery before securing universal coverage for high-priority services such as skilled birth attendance and services for easily preventable or treatable fatal childhood diseases.
This article assesses how far health care financing approaches that seek to provide universal coverage work for adolescents, by asking (and suggesting answers for) some important questions.
In a news release announcing the report, WHO Director-general Margaret Chan, MD, MPH, called universal coverage, "the best way to cement the health gains made during the previous decade," and said it is "a powerful social equalizer and the ultimate expression of fairness.
Because some of our Qatari patients lack the understanding of the new scheme, they are refusing to be enrolled under the scheme, thinking it is not a universal coverage like their private insurance policies," Doha Clinic Hospital Insurance manager Dr Islam Zakaria told Gulf Times yesterday.
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