The government council adopted a new health insurance bill during a meeting on Friday in Rabat.
Rabat – Bill 94.18 approves Decree-Law No. 2.18.781, establishing the Moroccan Health Insurance Fund (CMAM), says Deputy Minister for Relations with Parliament and Civil Society, and government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi.
Presented by the Minister of Labour and Vocational Integration, this bill sets out to finalize the constitutional procedure laid down in Article 81 of the Constitution on legislative decrees by presenting it to parliament for approval, El Khalfi said at a press briefing.
The bill is also designed to make CMAM a public institution, replacing the National Fund of Social Security Organizations (CNOPS), a union of eight mutual funds regulated by three main laws, namely: Dahir No. 1.57.187, the Mutuality Statute, Act No. 65-00, the Basic Health Insurance Code and Act No. 116.12 on the Compulsory Basic Student Health Insurance Scheme.
The bill also establishes new management and governance standards to close the gap in the application of governance standards for the basic compulsory health insurance plan. It will ensure the fund is sustainable for employees, pensioners, public sector beneficiaries, students, victims of human rights violations between 1956 and 1999 and their dependents, said El Khalfi.