A healthy population is key to nation-building. However, private healthcare is understandably costly and prices just go even higher every passing year. Lucky are those who belong to governments that have rolled out customized, advanced, and heavily subsidized health care plans that their citizens can easily access. Below are some of the jurisdictions that provide free health care services to their people:
A recently developed National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in The Bahamas—a major offshore investment center—aims to improve the sustainability of its health care system for a better and healthier country. All Bahamians, regardless of age and status, are eligible for this new program at no cost, especially those who are financially incapable of paying private health insurance coverage. NHI’s health coverage includes prenatal services, disease prevention, health promotion, treatments of common diseases and the privilege of selecting their own physician.
The National Health Service (NHS) is a public health program in England intended for all its citizens across the country. It is funded by general taxes and National Insurance contributions. In terms of healthcare quality, England has adequate and high-standard medical services offered to all patients. Health services such as prescriptions, optical, and dental conditions are free of charge.
Considered as one of the foremost and popular medical destinations among Asian countries, Singapore has been frequented by many foreign visitors and patients from various countries, seeking for outstanding medical services. Its basic healthcare plan called MediShield Life provides lifetime coverage for all Singaporean permanent residents of all ages. It is designed to help every ensured patient to pay for costly treatments and hospital bills without having to deplete their own savings.