Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee approved a draft law paving the way for the creation of a standardized health care card for Lebanese citizens, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (The Daily Star/Ali Fawaz, HO)
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Parliament's Finance and Budget Committee endorsed a bill Monday that would create an electronic health care card for all Lebanese citizens and provide universal health coverage.The bill was previously approved by the committee on Oct. 22, but four articles, including those related to funding, were put on hold.Hasbani previously told The Daily Star that about 1.8 million Lebanese people do not have any form of health insurance, and when they are hospitalized, the Health Ministry in many cases ends up bearing the costs.
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