Limiting universal healthcare to those who earn less than Bt100,000 unfair, says activist

A PROMINENT health activist yesterday attacked the government over reports that it plans to provide free medical service under the universal healthcare scheme to only those earning less than Bt100,000 a year.

This idea made the headlines earlier this week, causing widespread concern. The scheme currently covers more than 48 million Thais who are not covered by the social security scheme and the medical benefit programme for civil servants, state-enterprise employees and their family members.

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Chularat Saengpassa