“The agency sent no postal mail to the beneficiaries with regard to this plan,” ANAM says.
Rabat – The Moroccan National Health Insurance Agency (ANAM) has denied allegations that it applied an MAD 480 fee to each beneficiary of the Medical Assistance Plan (RAMED). ANAM affirmed that the procedures have not changed since RAMED started in 2008.
There is also no direct relationship between the agency and the beneficiaries. The agency has never sent any mail to the beneficiaries with regard to RAMED, ANAM said.
Beneficiaries’ financial contributions are set based on the decisions of the permanent local commissions, which include representatives of various ministries.
These commissions divide the beneficiaries into two categories: low-income people and people living in precarious circumstances.
Low-income people are further divided into those who pay and those who do not.
Paying low-income beneficiaries must pay MAD 120 per person per year. Local communities pay MAD 40 for non-paying low-income beneficiaries per year.
The contribution of each member of a household in precarious circumstances is MAD 120 per year, with a maximum threshold of MAD 600 per year for each household.
RAMED started as a pilot project in the Tadla-Azilal region in 2008 and became fully operational in 2012, ANAM assured Moroccans in a statement.
Launched in 2012, RAMED extends basic medical coverage and seeks to improve access to basic services to millions of disadvantaged citizens.