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Georgia starts distribution of public health insurance policy

2012-07-17 14:07

Jule 16, Georgia starts distribution of public health insurance policy. Under the initiative of the Georgian president, all retirees who receive old-age pension, children under five years old, persons with disabilities under 18 and students will be able to use the basic insurance from the 1st of September, the NRegion reported.


Pensioners will be able to get the insurance package in the "Liberty Bank". Students and parents of children under 5 will receive the insurance policies by e-mail. Policies will be distributed gradually, and the process of distribution will be completed by the 1st of September.

Basic insurance voucher will be worth of GEL 15 (approximately USD 9), the package will include free consultations with family doctor, 80 percent funding of urgent operations, regardless of their value, and a limit of 15,000 GEL ($ 9,000) for the planned operations.

Currently, 900,000 people (including socially vulnerable persons) have health insurance policies under the state insurance program; another 400,000 people own private insurance policies. From September 1, the state will additionally insure more than one million citizens, and the total number of insured people will reach 2.4 million people, according to the Ministry of Health, the IA Regnum reported.

July 16, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili got acquainted with the process of issuance of insurance policies at a local branch of "Liberty Bank" in Batumi. According to the administration of the Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili was not satisfied with the services of the bank, a lot of retirees lined up in a long line near the bank building.

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