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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 21 March 2019

Argentina and Bolivia: healthcare for all?

The simmering conflict over medical costs in Bolivia and Argentina reached boiling point in 2018 when the governor of Argentina’s north-western province of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, presented draft legislation imposing fees on all foreigners benefitting from healthcare services in the province. Following a back-and-forth of accusations between Jujuy province and the Bolivian authorities, it is likely that the end result will be a reciprocity agreement guaranteeing free healthcare services between the two countries.

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