Kosovo

Total Population: 1.8 million GDP: 6.96 billion Population Coverage: ~ 50 percent Year Launched: 2014 Language: Albanian and Serbian Membership: Associate Member

Universal access to care.

Kosovo passed a Health Insurance Law in April 2014, meant to establish and regulate public health insurance. The Health Financing Agency is the lead agency in implementing and running the Health Insurance Scheme.

The Context

The Government of Kosovo, through the Health Insurance Law, aims to establish universal access of the citizens and residents of the Republic of Kosovo to quality basic healthcare services in order to improve healthcare indicators and assure financial protection against impoverishment due to high healthcare costs, by establishing and regulating the public health insurance system. The law has been approved by Kosovo Parliament on April 10, 2014. The Health Financing Agency (HFA) has the lead role in undertaking activities to start implementation of this law. HFA works in close collaboration with all relevant national and international stakeholders to achieve its goals.