ArmInfo. The Ministry of Health of Armenia will recalculate the state-subsidized rate for compulsory health insurance this year. Minister of Health of Armenia Anahit Avanesyan announced this during a press conference on February 15.
She stressed that the recalculation will be based on the latest data on the country's economic growth, tax revenues, and fiscal capacity in the coming years. "At the end of the year, together with the size of the insurance payment, the size of the rate subsidized by the state will become known," she stressed.
In this regard, the minister mentioned that if during the income declaration it is found that the latter are lower than the average monthly salary, then the state will take over a part of the insurance package.
Those citizens who do not have a formal job, and, for example, receive income from outside, must monthly independently pay the amount of the insurance payment. As the head of the Ministry of Health emphasized, the beneficiaries of compulsory health insurance will automatically be all those who were previously beneficiaries of the state order, as well as persons under 18 years of age.
The minister drew attention to the fact that the introduction of the medical insurance system will not depend on the income of the citizens. "The cost of the package will be the same for everyone, the subsidy percentages will be different," he said.
The insurance package, according to Avanesyan, will cover a wide range of services, including the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, oncological diseases, diabetes, etc., screening programs, mandatory scheduled examinations, preventive measures, and surgeries. The minister said that the insurance will also cover medicines, including expensive ones, in particular chemotherapeutic drugs and those necessary for the treatment of chronic diseases.
The compulsory health insurance package, as she noted, will not include plastic surgery and certain rehabilitation services.
The full health insurance system in Armenia will start operating in 2027.