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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The number of people covered by some type of insurance through the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reaches 85% of the population, a figure that remained unchanged from the same period last year.

    This percentage comes from the National Household Survey, released by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

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    In relation to direct insurance taxpayers who have the Disability and Death or sickness and maternity scheme (or both) represents 38.3% of the population, which in turn allows extended health insurance coverage to 39.4% of the population by securing their family.

    Urban areas contain the largest number of groups of directly insured contributors compared to rural areas (30.6%), however, relatives of direct insured are less in urban (37.7%) than in rural (42.1%).

    Likewise, the various non-contributory schemes see more coverage in rural areas (10.2%) than in urban areas (6.4%).

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose Costa Rica

     

     

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