Ugandan Insurers in Dark Over Health Law

Kampala β€” The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) is waiting to see whether Parliament will pass the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill into law before it has to wind up in preparation for a new government writes Paul Tentana.

The proposed law involves a scheme financed by 4% monthly contributions from an employee’s earnings, with the employer contributing an additional 4%.

Lubega [IRA CEO] mentioned limitations to the health insurance market in Uganda as the high management expenses which are uncontrollable, lack of uniform costing of procedures and drugs amongst the health care providers and challenges in respect to pricing and reserving

“We have insurance cover for cancer, premature within limits, specialised surgeries, congenital conditions and increased limits for maternity up to Ush3million at International Hospital Kampala,” said Mukoza.

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