Countries With Universal Healthcare 2019

Universal health care is a term that is used to describe health care that is available to a large portion of the population. Through government initiatives, regulation, and taxation, many countries around the world offer health care to more than 90% of their citizens. Not only does this provide most citizens with health care, but the governments of each country also regulate the health care system to ensure that the care given is sufficient and that taking advantage of this care does not provide a financial hardship to citizens.

In some cases, health care through universal health care programs is free or very low cost to all citizens, regardless of their income. However, this is not always the case.

There are many countries that have universal health care policies in place. Those nations include:

The nations that offer free or very low cost healthcare to all of its citizens include:

  • Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso
  • Cabo Verde, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti
  • Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia
  • Fiji, Finland, France
  • Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana
  • Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary
  • Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy
  • Jamaica, Japan, Jersey
  • Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar
  • Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue, North Korea, Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania, Russia, Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Servia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Sao Tome and Principe
  • Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu
  • Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
Rank Flag Country Population 2019
1China1,433,783,686
2Pakistan216,565,318
3Brazil211,049,527
4Russia145,872,256
5Mexico127,575,529
6Japan126,860,301
7Germany83,517,045
8Turkey83,429,615
9Iran82,913,906
10Thailand69,625,582
11United Kingdom67,530,172
12France65,129,728
13Italy60,550,075
14South Korea51,225,308
15Colombia50,339,443
16Spain46,736,776
17Argentina44,780,677
18Ukraine43,993,638
19Algeria43,053,054
20Poland37,887,768
21Canada37,411,047
22Saudi Arabia34,268,528
23Uzbekistan32,981,716
24Peru32,510,453
25Malaysia31,949,777
26Ghana30,417,856
27Venezuela28,515,829
28Australia25,203,198
29Taiwan23,773,876
30Sri Lanka21,323,733
31Burkina Faso20,321,378
32Romania19,364,557
33Chile18,952,038
34Kazakhstan18,551,427
35Zambia17,861,030
36Ecuador17,373,662
37Netherlands17,097,130
38Rwanda12,626,950
39Tunisia11,694,719
40Belgium11,539,328
41Bolivia11,513,100
42Cuba11,333,483
43Czech Republic10,689,209
44Greece10,473,455
45Portugal10,226,187
46Sweden10,036,379
47United Arab Emirates9,770,529
48Hungary9,684,679
49Belarus9,452,411
50Austria8,955,102
51Serbia8,772,235
52Switzerland8,591,365
53Israel8,519,377
54Hong Kong7,436,154
55Paraguay7,044,636
56Singapore5,804,337
57Denmark5,771,876
58Finland5,532,156
59Slovakia5,457,013
60Costa Rica5,047,561
61Oman4,974,986
62New Zealand4,783,063
63Panama4,246,439
64Kuwait4,207,083
65Croatia4,130,304
66Moldova4,043,263
67Georgia3,996,765
68Eritrea3,497,117
69Uruguay3,461,734
70Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,000
71Jamaica2,948,279
72Albania2,880,917
73Qatar2,832,067
74Lithuania2,759,627
75Namibia2,494,530
76Botswana2,303,697
77Gabon2,172,579
78Slovenia2,078,654
79Latvia1,906,743
80Bahrain1,641,172
81Trinidad And Tobago1,394,973
82Estonia1,325,648
83Mauritius1,269,668
84Cyprus1,198,575
85Fiji889,953
86Guyana782,766
87Bhutan763,092
88Macau640,445
89Montenegro627,987
90Luxembourg615,729
91Maldives530,953
92Malta440,372
93Belize390,353
94Bahamas389,482
95Iceland339,031
96Vanuatu299,882
97Barbados287,025
98Samoa197,097
99Saint Lucia182,790
100Kiribati117,606
101Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,589
102Tonga104,494
103Seychelles97,739
104Antigua And Barbuda97,118
105Isle Of Man84,584
106Andorra77,142
107Monaco38,964
108Liechtenstein38,019
109San Marino33,860
110Palau18,008
111Cook Islands17,548
112Niue1,615