Mexico 's Health Care System

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Mexico’s health care system is relatively insufficient. Even with a profusion of high-quality medical services and facilities, numerous individuals only have enough money for basic care. Even though the government has started spending more money on health care, it still has one of the lowest per capita disbursements of all OECD countries, outspending only Turkey and Estonia. Mexico started its hard work to make available full healthcare coverage in 2004, with a program called Seguro Popular (Popular Health Insurance). This program was prearranged to make several preventative treatments rationally priced for the less privileged. Since then, 50 million previously uninsured individuals have benefitted. The thoughts on the Seguro Popular are divided; some believe that it promises healthcare fairness once and for all, while others still see a lack of quality in the services provided. Whether unqualified or not, healthcare is now at least universal in Mexico. The population of Mexico is roughly 110, 600, 000. This gives Mexico the 2nd-highest population in Latin America. The birth percentage of Mexico is high (but decreasing). It is roughly 19 people (per 1000), while the death rate is low. It is roughly 5 people (per 1000). This means that Mexico is in stage 3 of the Demographic Transition progression. This gives Mexico a high rate of ordinary increase). The main cause of death in Mexico is diabetes mellitus, mainly type 2. The leading causes of death in Mexico are non-communicable diseases. According, to the World Health Organization the probability of dying of NCDs between the age of 30 and 70 in Mexico is between 20 and 24%. Under age 1 Certain malfunctions generated in the prenatal period. (50%). Preschool (1-4 year) Intestinal i... ... middle of paper ... ...the introduction of Seguro Popular, some 50 million Mexicans formerly at risk of unaffordable health care bills now have access to health insurance. Main indicators such as infant mortality, and deaths from heart attacks or stroke, as well as patient satisfaction rates, have improved because of a better access to affordable health care services. And ground-breaking efforts to keep Mexicans healthy – like the sugar tax, food labelling and regulations for adverts targeting children – are well-designed and internationally innovative policies. Healthcare is tremendously important but often overlooked part of Mexico’s national development and economic growth. As with most other middle-income countries, Mexico does not have universal access to coverage for its population. About half of Mexico’s population does not have health insurance under the current siloed system
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