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
Flag Name Population 2019 Area Growth Rate
China1,433,783,6869,706,961 km²0.43%
Pakistan216,565,318881,912 km²2.04%
Brazil211,049,5278,515,767 km²0.75%
Russia145,872,25617,098,242 km²0.09%
Mexico127,575,5291,964,375 km²1.10%
Japan126,860,301377,930 km²-0.27%
Germany83,517,045357,114 km²0.47%
Turkey83,429,615783,562 km²1.32%
Iran82,913,9061,648,195 km²1.36%
Thailand69,625,582513,120 km²0.28%
United Kingdom67,530,172242,900 km²0.58%
France65,129,728551,695 km²0.21%
Italy60,550,075301,336 km²-0.13%
South Korea51,225,308100,210 km²0.10%
Colombia50,339,4431,141,748 km²1.37%
Spain46,736,776505,992 km²0.09%
Argentina44,780,6772,780,400 km²0.95%
Ukraine43,993,638603,500 km²-0.57%
Algeria43,053,0542,381,741 km²1.95%
Poland37,887,768312,679 km²-0.09%
Canada37,411,0479,984,670 km²0.91%
Saudi Arabia34,268,5282,149,690 km²1.68%
Uzbekistan32,981,716447,400 km²1.56%
Peru32,510,4531,285,216 km²1.63%
Malaysia31,949,777330,803 km²1.34%
Ghana30,417,856238,533 km²2.19%
Venezuela28,515,829916,445 km²-1.29%
Australia25,203,1987,692,024 km²1.23%
Taiwan23,773,87636,193 km²0.20%
Sri Lanka21,323,73365,610 km²0.45%
Burkina Faso20,321,378272,967 km²2.89%
Romania19,364,557238,391 km²-0.73%
Chile18,952,038756,102 km²1.19%
Kazakhstan18,551,4272,724,900 km²1.27%
Zambia17,861,030752,612 km²2.94%
Ecuador17,373,662276,841 km²1.69%
Netherlands17,097,13041,850 km²0.22%
Rwanda12,626,95026,338 km²2.64%
Tunisia11,694,719163,610 km²1.12%
Belgium11,539,32830,528 km²0.50%
Bolivia11,513,1001,098,581 km²1.41%
Cuba11,333,483109,884 km²-0.04%
Czech Republic10,689,20978,865 km²0.22%
Greece10,473,455131,990 km²-0.46%
Portugal10,226,18792,090 km²-0.29%
Sweden10,036,379450,295 km²0.65%
United Arab Emirates9,770,52983,600 km²1.45%
Hungary9,684,67993,028 km²-0.24%
Belarus9,452,411207,600 km²-0.00%
Austria8,955,10283,871 km²0.72%
Serbia8,772,23588,361 km²-0.35%
Switzerland8,591,36541,284 km²0.77%
Israel8,519,37720,770 km²1.64%
Hong Kong7,436,1541,104 km²0.87%
Paraguay7,044,636406,752 km²1.27%
Singapore5,804,337710 km²0.81%
Denmark5,771,87643,094 km²0.34%
Finland5,532,156338,424 km²0.17%
Slovakia5,457,01349,037 km²0.07%
Costa Rica5,047,56151,100 km²0.96%
Oman4,974,986309,500 km²3.01%
New Zealand4,783,063270,467 km²0.84%
Panama4,246,43975,417 km²1.67%
Kuwait4,207,08317,818 km²1.69%
Croatia4,130,30456,594 km²-0.63%
Moldova4,043,26333,846 km²-0.21%
Georgia3,996,76569,700 km²-0.15%
Eritrea3,497,117117,600 km²1.28%
Uruguay3,461,734181,034 km²0.36%
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,00051,209 km²-0.69%
Jamaica2,948,27910,991 km²0.46%
Albania2,880,91728,748 km²-0.06%
Qatar2,832,06711,586 km²1.81%
Lithuania2,759,62765,300 km²-1.49%
Namibia2,494,530825,615 km²1.89%
Botswana2,303,697582,000 km²2.20%
Gabon2,172,579267,668 km²2.52%
Macedonia2,083,45925,713 km²0.02%
Slovenia2,078,65420,273 km²0.04%
Latvia1,906,74364,559 km²-1.13%
Bahrain1,641,172765 km²4.57%
Trinidad And Tobago1,394,9735,130 km²0.37%
Estonia1,325,64845,227 km²0.21%
Timor Leste1,293,11914,874 km²1.98%
Mauritius1,269,6682,040 km²0.20%
Cyprus1,198,5759,251 km²0.78%
Fiji889,95318,272 km²0.73%
Guyana782,766214,969 km²0.48%
Bhutan763,09238,394 km²1.15%
Macau640,44530 km²1.39%
Montenegro627,98713,812 km²0.03%
Luxembourg615,7292,586 km²1.90%
Maldives530,953300 km²2.96%
Malta440,372316 km²0.26%
Belize390,35322,966 km²1.90%
Bahamas389,48213,943 km²1.00%
Iceland339,031103,000 km²0.69%
Vanuatu299,88212,189 km²2.46%
Barbados287,025430 km²0.13%
Samoa197,0972,842 km²0.49%
Saint Lucia182,790616 km²0.50%
Kiribati117,606811 km²1.52%
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,589389 km²0.34%
Tonga104,494747 km²1.26%
Seychelles97,739452 km²0.66%
Antigua And Barbuda97,118442 km²0.86%
Isle Of Man84,584572 km²0.60%
Andorra77,142468 km²0.18%
Monaco38,9642.02 km²0.73%
Liechtenstein38,019160 km²0.29%
San Marino33,86061 km²0.22%
Palau18,008459 km²0.56%
Cook Islands17,548236 km²0.17%
Niue1,615260 km²-0.31%