The National Health Insurance Agency (ANAM), has indicated that between 2005 and 2020, the rate of basic medical coverage increased from 16% to 70.2%, or 25.2 million beneficiaries including 11.17 million from the AMO and 11 million beneficiaries of the Medical Assistance Scheme (RAMED).
The objective, stresses the Agency, is to reach 100% of the Moroccan population, through the integration of 11 million non-salaried workers and 11 million current beneficiaries of RAMED who will switch to AMO, before the end. 2022.
l thus emerges from the statistics made public by the ANAM on the occasion of the International Day of Universal Health Coverage (December 12), that “since the establishment of the AMO until today, a clear evolution was recorded not only in terms of the parameters of the plan, but also in the care of patients, especially during the Covid 19 pandemic ”.
Likewise, the tools for the supervision and medicalized control of expenditure have also undergone significant development since the number of drugs reimbursable under the AMO has increased from 1,000 drugs in 2006 to 4,850 in 2020.
Added to this is the change in the number of national identifiers assigned to health professionals and health establishments (INPE) in the public and private sectors, which rose from 5,324 in 2007 to 50,000 codes today.
According to the agency, the Basic Medical Coverage project continued with the partial launch in 2008 and then generalization in 2012 of the Medical Assistance Plan (RAMED), for the benefit of the disadvantaged population. Subsequently, the AMO for students entered into force in 2016, but also the adoption of the Law on AMO for self-employed workers in 2018 and the gradual publication of its implementing decrees.
The success of projects related to medical coverage, notes the agency, cannot be conceived in the absence of an institutional and consensual approach. “Mobilization and social dialogue are thus two sine qua non conditions for the success of universal health coverage in the Kingdom”, she concludes.