Countries With Universal Healthcare

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
Flag Name Area Population 2018 Growth Rate
China9,706,961 km²1,415,045,9280.39%
Brazil8,515,767 km²210,867,9540.75%
Pakistan881,912 km²200,813,8181.93%
Russia17,098,242 km²143,964,709-0.02%
Mexico1,964,375 km²130,759,0741.24%
Japan377,930 km²127,185,332-0.23%
Germany357,114 km²82,293,4570.22%
Iran1,648,195 km²82,011,7351.05%
Turkey783,562 km²81,916,8711.45%
Thailand513,120 km²69,183,1730.21%
United Kingdom242,900 km²66,573,5040.59%
France551,695 km²65,233,2710.39%
Italy301,336 km²59,290,969-0.12%
South Korea100,210 km²51,164,4350.36%
Colombia1,141,748 km²49,464,6830.81%
Spain505,992 km²46,397,4520.09%
Argentina2,780,400 km²44,688,8640.94%
Ukraine603,500 km²44,009,214-0.48%
Algeria2,381,741 km²42,008,0541.67%
Poland312,679 km²38,104,832-0.17%
Canada9,984,670 km²36,953,7650.90%
Saudi Arabia2,149,690 km²33,554,3431.87%
Peru1,285,216 km²32,551,8151.20%
Venezuela916,445 km²32,381,2211.26%
Uzbekistan447,400 km²32,364,9961.42%
Malaysia330,803 km²32,042,4581.32%
Ghana238,533 km²29,463,6432.18%
Australia7,692,024 km²24,772,2471.32%
Taiwan36,193 km²23,694,0890.29%
Sri Lanka65,610 km²20,950,0410.35%
Burkina Faso272,967 km²19,751,6512.91%
Romania238,391 km²19,580,634-0.50%
Kazakhstan2,724,900 km²18,403,8601.10%
Chile756,102 km²18,197,2090.79%
Zambia752,612 km²17,609,1783.01%
Netherlands41,850 km²17,084,4590.28%
Ecuador276,841 km²16,863,4251.44%
Rwanda26,338 km²12,501,1562.40%
Tunisia163,610 km²11,659,1741.10%
Belgium30,528 km²11,498,5190.61%
Cuba109,884 km²11,489,0820.04%
Bolivia1,098,581 km²11,215,6741.48%
Greece131,990 km²11,142,161-0.16%
Czech Republic78,865 km²10,625,2500.07%
Portugal92,090 km²10,291,196-0.37%
Sweden450,295 km²9,982,7090.73%
Hungary93,028 km²9,688,847-0.34%
United Arab Emirates83,600 km²9,541,6151.50%
Belarus207,600 km²9,452,113-0.17%
Serbia88,361 km²8,762,027-0.32%
Austria83,871 km²8,751,8200.19%
Switzerland41,284 km²8,544,0340.80%
Israel20,770 km²8,452,8411.58%
Hong Kong1,104 km²7,428,8870.87%
Paraguay406,752 km²6,896,9081.26%
Singapore710 km²5,791,9011.45%
Denmark43,094 km²5,754,3560.36%
Finland338,424 km²5,542,5170.35%
Slovakia49,037 km²5,449,8160.04%
Eritrea117,600 km²5,187,9482.35%
Costa Rica51,100 km²4,953,1990.97%
Oman309,500 km²4,829,9464.18%
New Zealand270,467 km²4,749,5980.93%
Kuwait17,818 km²4,197,1281.46%
Croatia56,594 km²4,164,783-0.59%
Panama75,417 km²4,162,6181.56%
Moldova33,846 km²4,041,065-0.25%
Georgia69,700 km²3,907,131-0.13%
Bosnia And Herzegovina51,209 km²3,503,554-0.10%
Uruguay181,034 km²3,469,5510.37%
Albania28,748 km²2,934,3630.14%
Jamaica10,991 km²2,898,6770.29%
Lithuania65,300 km²2,876,475-0.48%
Qatar11,586 km²2,694,8492.11%
Namibia825,615 km²2,587,8012.13%
Botswana582,000 km²2,333,2011.81%
Macedonia25,713 km²2,085,0510.09%
Slovenia20,273 km²2,081,2600.06%
Gabon267,668 km²2,067,5612.09%
Latvia64,559 km²1,929,938-1.01%
Bahrain765 km²1,566,9934.99%
Trinidad And Tobago5,130 km²1,372,5980.25%
Timor Leste14,874 km²1,324,0942.14%
Estonia45,227 km²1,306,788-0.22%
Mauritius2,040 km²1,268,3150.25%
Cyprus9,251 km²1,189,0850.81%
Fiji18,272 km²912,2410.74%
Bhutan38,394 km²817,0541.17%
Guyana214,969 km²782,2250.56%
Macau30 km²632,4181.58%
Montenegro13,812 km²629,2190.04%
Luxembourg2,586 km²590,3211.18%
Maldives300 km²444,2591.82%
Malta316 km²432,0890.29%
Bahamas13,943 km²399,2850.99%
Belize22,966 km²382,4442.07%
Iceland103,000 km²337,7800.82%
Barbados430 km²286,3880.23%
Vanuatu12,189 km²282,1172.13%
Samoa2,842 km²197,6950.64%
Saint Lucia616 km²179,6670.46%
Kiribati811 km²118,4141.73%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines389 km²110,2000.28%
Tonga747 km²109,0080.91%
Antigua And Barbuda442 km²103,0501.02%
Seychelles452 km²95,2350.53%
Isle Of Man572 km²84,8310.65%
Andorra468 km²76,953-0.02%
Monaco2.02 km²38,8970.52%
Liechtenstein160 km²38,1550.61%
San Marino61 km²33,5570.47%
Palau459 km²21,9641.08%
Cook Islands236 km²17,4110.18%
Niue260 km²1,6240.37%