Several modifications to the GHL and the LNHI have come into force on January 1st, 2020. In this newsletter, we highlight those changes which will have the biggest impact to our clients in the Life Sciences space.
The modifications to the GHL and the LNHI follow two main policy purposes; to ensure the constitutionally ordered free universal healthcare, regardless of social security status, and to eliminate the former People's Insurance ("Seguro Popular"), substituting it for the Institute of Health for Well-being ("Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar" or "INSABI").
Below are some of the main aspects of the bill:
» INSABI will act as a public health services provider instead of an insurer. Under the former structure, the People's Insurance provided health insurance for access to several different federal and local health institutions; people who weren't covered by Social Security would have access to this insurance, which would gradually increase covered illnesses. With this change, INSABI will cease acting as an insurer, and will absorb administrative responisibilities over health care provision.
» The former National Formulary of Health Supplies (Cuadro Básico) is substituted by a National Compendium. All National Health Institutions will have to adhere to this Compendium. The...