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'135,000 Jordanians over the age of 60 to be included in health insurance'

By JT - Dec 30,2017 - Last updated at Dec 30,2017

AMMAN — Health Minister Mahmoud Sheyyab on Saturday said that the number of Jordanians over the age of 60 to be included in health insurance is around 135,000, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The minister added that the government's decision came as part of its plan to include all Jordanians under the umbrella of free insurance.

He outlined a number of measures taken by the government such as raising the ceiling of income of covered families from JD200 to JD300. The government on Thursday decided to include Jordanians over the age of 60 in the health insurance as of January 1.

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