List of countries by health insurance coverage

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A list of countries by health insurance coverage. The table lists the percentage of the total population covered by total public and primary private health insurance, by government/social health insurance, and by primary private health insurance, including 34 members of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries.[1]

List

Percentage of total population covered by
(OECD data from 2016)[1]
Rank Country Total public
and primary
private health insurance
Government /
social health insurance
Primary
private health insurance
1  Australia 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Canada 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Czech Republic 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Denmark 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Finland 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Greece 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Hungary 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Iceland 100.0 99.5 0.5
1  Ireland 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Israel 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Italy 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Japan 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  South Korea 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  New Zealand 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Norway 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Portugal 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Slovenia 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  South Africa[2] 100.0 84.0 16.0
1  Sweden 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  Switzerland 100.0 100.0 0.0
1  United Kingdom 100.0 100.0 0.0
22  Austria 99.9 99.9 0.0
22  France 99.9 99.9 0.0
22  Germany 99.9 89.3 10.7
22  Netherlands 99.9 99.9 0.0
22  Spain 99.9 99.9 0.0
27  Turkey 99.5 99.5 0.0
28  Belgium 99.0 99.0 0.0
29  Luxembourg 97.2 97.2 0.0
38  India[3][4][5][6][7] 98.4 90.6 7.8
30  Slovakia 94.5 94.5 0.0
31  Chile 94.3 74.4 19.0
32  Estonia 94.1 94.1 0.0
33  Poland 91.5 91.5 0.0
34  United States 91.2 36.3 54.9
35  Mexico 90.2 90.2 0.0
36  Algeria[8] 90.0 90.0 0.0
37  Jordan[9] 55.0 43.8 11.1
38  Paraguay[10] 27.0 20.0 7.0

Charts

Expand the charts to see the breakdown:

  • "Government/compulsory": Government spending and compulsory health insurance.
  • "Voluntary": Voluntary health insurance and private funds such as households’ out-of-pocket payments, NGOs and private corporations.
  • They are represented by columns starting at zero. They are not stacked. The 2 are combined to get the total.
  • At the source you can run your cursor over the columns to get the year and the total for that country.[11]
  • Click the table tab at the source to get 3 lists (one after another) of amounts by country: "Total", "Government/compulsory", and "Voluntary".[11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 OECD (June 27, 2013). "OECD Health Data: Social protection". OECD Health Statistics (Database). Paris: OECD. doi:10.1787/data-00544-en. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  2. "84% of South Africans get 2nd rate healthcare - Motsoaledi". News24. Archived from the original on 18 March 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  3. "Economic Survey 2022-23: Health Security Post Covid Driving Health Insurance Growth In India". Archived from the original on 9 March 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  4. "Ayushman Bharat Yojana or National Health Protection Scheme is a program which aims to provide a service to create a healthy, capable and content new India. Presently it is running as a pilot project in Uttar Pradesh from 4 September 2018. It has two goals, one, creating a network of health and wellness infrastructure across the nation to deliver comprehensive primary healthcare services, and another is to provide insurance cover to at least 40 per cent of India's population which is majorly deprived of secondary and tertiary care services. This centrally sponsored flagship scheme aims to provide an annual health cover of up to Rs. 5 lakh to vulnerable 10 crore families (Approximately 50 crore persons – 40% of country's population) based on Socio Economic and Caste Census database". Archived from the original on 2 August 2023. Retrieved 2 October 2023.
  5. "Swasthya Sathi". swasthyasathi.gov.in. Archived from the original on 16 March 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  6. "Rajasthan launches universal health insurance scheme". The Hindu. May 2021. Archived from the original on 2023-03-09. Retrieved 2023-10-02.
  7. "Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) | Government of Odisha". Archived from the original on 27 March 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  8. "Algeria Health Insurance". www.globalsurance.com. Archived from the original on 2022-10-27. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  9. "'55% of population, 68% of Jordanians covered by health insurance'". Jordan Times. 22 February 2016. Archived from the original on 18 March 2023. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  10. "PARAGUAY: Public Health Care Free of Charge". Inter Press Service. 2010-01-06. Archived from the original on 2021-01-16. Retrieved 2021-12-06.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 OECD Data. Health resources - Health spending Archived 2020-04-12 at the Wayback Machine. doi:10.1787/8643de7e-en. 2 bar charts: For both: From bottom menus: Countries menu > choose OECD. Check box for "latest data available". Perspectives menu > Check box to "compare variables". Then check the boxes for government/compulsory, voluntary, and total. Click top tab for chart (bar chart). For GDP chart choose "% of GDP" from bottom menu. For per capita chart choose "US dollars/per capita". Click fullscreen button above chart. Click "print screen" key. Click top tab for table, to see data.
  12. Link between health spending and life expectancy: US is an outlier Archived 2022-03-11 at the Wayback Machine. May 26, 2017. By Max Roser at Our World in Data. Click the sources tab under the chart for info on the countries, healthcare expenditures, and data sources. See the later version of the chart here Archived 2022-03-05 at the Wayback Machine.