Question by Overlander22: Can Someone please Help me find facts about Colombia’s Health care.?
I am Working on a project. My role today is to find out about Colombia’s Health care plans and issues, Even facts.
I basically want to find out if They have Universal Health care. And Other cool things about there hospitals and doctors or patients.
Answer by Santiago
There are some health care private insurance companies that are really good such as Colsanitas, but you have to pay for them and it’s expensive.
But there are also some other companies called EPS, by law all the employers have to subscribe all of his employees and their families. They are pretty good and have a good coverage, the main problem of them is that u can’t pick ur own doctor, they assign u one and sometimes they are full of people so u gotta wait a long time to be attended.
And if u r unemployed there is also something called SISBEN, the government assign you an EPS.
Some hospitals and medical centers are private own by the private insurance companies, others are public of the EPS and the government.
EPS stands for Empresa Publica de Salud=publicHealth Care Company
Doctors are really good, and hospitals have good quality equipments.
And there are also some good government programs, for example in Bogota there are free shots for child diseases, and illnes prevention programs.
The good thing about Colombia is that the LAW is pretty clear and good and guarantee all the rights for the people, so when the insurance companies fail u win for sure with a legal action.
Finally it’s kind of good i would say better than in the USA, but is not thanks to the actual goverment who haven’t done a thing about it.
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