Countries With Universal Healthcare 2020

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:

  • Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria
  • Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso
  • Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador, Eritrea, Estonia
  • Fiji, Finland, France
  • Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guernsey, Guyana
  • Hong Kong, Hungary
  • Iceland, Iran, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy
  • Jamaica, Japan, Jersey
  • Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait
  • Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro
  • Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue
  • Oman
  • Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania, Russia, Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu
  • Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu, Venezuela
  • Zambia

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

Countries With Universal Healthcare 2020

Country Population 2020
China1,439,323,776
Pakistan220,892,340
Brazil212,559,417
Russia145,934,462
Mexico128,932,753
Japan126,476,461
Turkey84,339,067
Iran83,992,949
Germany83,783,942
Thailand69,799,978
United Kingdom67,886,011
France65,273,511
Italy60,461,826
South Korea51,269,185
Colombia50,882,891
Spain46,754,778
Argentina45,195,774
Algeria43,851,044
Ukraine43,733,762
Poland37,846,611
Canada37,742,154
Saudi Arabia34,813,871
Uzbekistan33,469,203
Peru32,971,854
Malaysia32,365,999
Ghana31,072,940
Venezuela28,435,940
Australia25,499,884
Taiwan23,816,775
Sri Lanka21,413,249
Burkina Faso20,903,273
Romania19,237,691
Chile19,116,201
Kazakhstan18,776,707
Zambia18,383,955
Ecuador17,643,054
Netherlands17,134,872
Rwanda12,952,218
Tunisia11,818,619
Bolivia11,673,021
Belgium11,589,623
Cuba11,326,616
Czech Republic10,708,981
Greece10,423,054
Portugal10,196,709
Sweden10,099,265
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
Hungary9,660,351
Belarus9,449,323
Austria9,006,398
Serbia8,737,371
Israel8,655,535
Switzerland8,654,622
Hong Kong7,496,981
Paraguay7,132,538
Bulgaria6,948,445
Singapore5,850,342
Denmark5,792,202
Finland5,540,720
Slovakia5,459,642
Oman5,106,626
Costa Rica5,094,118
New Zealand4,822,233
Panama4,314,767
Kuwait4,270,571
Croatia4,105,267
Moldova4,033,963
Georgia3,989,167
Eritrea3,546,421
Uruguay3,473,730
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,280,819
Jamaica2,961,167
Qatar2,881,053
Albania2,877,797
Lithuania2,722,289
Namibia2,540,905
Botswana2,351,627
Gabon2,225,734
Macedonia2,083,374
Slovenia2,078,938
Latvia1,886,198
Bahrain1,701,575
Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
Estonia1,326,535
Timor Leste1,318,445
Mauritius1,271,768
Cyprus1,207,359
Fiji896,445
Guyana786,552
Bhutan771,608
Macau649,335
Montenegro628,066
Luxembourg625,978
Maldives540,544
Malta441,543
Brunei437,479
Belize397,628
Bahamas393,244
Iceland341,243
Vanuatu307,145
Barbados287,375
Samoa198,414
Saint Lucia183,627
Kiribati119,449
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,940
Tonga105,695
Seychelles98,347
Antigua And Barbuda97,929
Isle Of Man85,033
Andorra77,265
Monaco39,242
Liechtenstein38,128
San Marino33,931
Palau18,094
Cook Islands17,564
Tuvalu11,792
Niue1,626