Brief News and Views Jan 1, 2020
I may have misunderstood something, the articles or their translations I read may not be accurate and things may change during implementation. But, with that caveat ... Seguro Popular no longer exists.
It is also not clear to me that having a CURP is sufficient to qualify. Some of the law / articles refer to Mexicans and some to people or families. It may be that a CURP is sufficient to get coverage if you are a Mexican
. Or, maybe it is available to anyone with a CURP.
Examples that are ambiguous (to me):
As of January 1, 2020, all Mexicans who do not have social security will be able to receive medical care and medications free of charge and without restrictions with the entry into operations of the Institute of Health for Welfare (Insabi), which replaces the Insurance Popular.
The federal government announced that people who are not affiliated with the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) or the Institute of Social Security and Services of State Workers (Issste), will be able to access the benefits just by presenting their INE , the Key Unique Population Registry (CURP) or birth certificate. — infobae
Beginning tomorrow, Mexico joins Canada in providing its citizens with a universal healthcare system. A very popular campaign promise to many Americans promoted by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Mexicos’s new universal healthcare system begins January 1st., the health department announced, and will cover all Mexicans that do not have healthcare insurance. They can now receive medical attention without any restrictions, and it’s completely free.
The new healthcare system has been created by AMLO’s new progressive government. It will be run by the healthcare institute of warfare (Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar INSABI). It will provide medical care to all Mexicans who do not have access to health insurace. ...
“They citizens will no longer need to go to a module, join and receive a health policy; nor will they have to pay annual fees to be treated in the medical units as was the case before, ”said the statement.” Said the Health department communique. — SinLinea
THIRD BIS TITLE
Of Social Protection in Health
ARTICLE 77 BIS 1. All Mexicans have the right to be incorporated into the Social Protection System in Health in accordance with article four of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, regardless of their social status.
Of the Benefits of Social Protection in Health
ARTICLE 77 BIS 7. The families whose individual members meet the following requirements shall enjoy the benefits of the Social Protection System in Health:
I. Be residents in the national territory;
II. Not be right holders of social security;
III. Have a Unique Population Registration Code;
IV. Cover the corresponding family quotas, in the terms established by article 77 Bis 21 of this Law, and
V. Comply with the obligations established in this Title. — Ley General de Salud
So, citizens only? All people with a CURP? I don't trust "Be residents
in the national territory" to refer to Temporary or Permanent Resident status. I'm sure we'll be learning more soon.