Countries With Universal Healthcare 2021

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Access and quality of health care varies greatly by country. Universal health care is a term used to describe health care that is available to a large portion of the population. Through government initiatives, regulation, and taxation, many countries worldwide 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.

Many countries 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:

Countries With Universal Healthcare 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
China1,444,216,107
Pakistan225,199,937
Brazil213,993,437
Russia145,912,025
Mexico130,262,216
Japan126,050,804
Turkey85,042,738
Iran85,028,759
Germany83,900,473
Thailand69,950,850
United Kingdom68,207,116
France65,426,179
Italy60,367,477
South Korea51,305,186
Colombia51,265,844
Spain46,745,216
Argentina45,605,826
Algeria44,616,624
Ukraine43,466,819
Canada38,067,903
Poland37,797,005
Saudi Arabia35,340,683
Uzbekistan33,935,763
Peru33,359,418
Malaysia32,776,194
Ghana31,732,129
Venezuela28,704,954
Australia25,788,215
Taiwan23,855,010
Sri Lanka21,497,310
Burkina Faso21,497,096
Chile19,212,361
Romania19,127,774
Kazakhstan18,994,962
Zambia18,920,651
Ecuador17,888,475
Netherlands17,173,099
Rwanda13,276,513
Tunisia11,935,766
Bolivia11,832,940
Belgium11,632,326
Cuba11,317,505
Czech Republic10,724,555
Greece10,370,744
Portugal10,167,925
Sweden10,160,169
United Arab Emirates9,991,089
Hungary9,634,164
Belarus9,442,862
Austria9,043,070
Israel8,789,774
Switzerland8,715,494
Serbia8,697,550
Hong Kong7,552,810
Paraguay7,219,638
Bulgaria6,896,663
Singapore5,896,686
Denmark5,813,298
Finland5,548,360
Slovakia5,460,721
Oman5,223,375
Costa Rica5,139,052
New Zealand4,860,643
Panama4,381,579
Kuwait4,328,550
Croatia4,081,651
Moldova4,024,019
Georgia3,979,765
Eritrea3,601,467
Uruguay3,485,151
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,263,466
Jamaica2,973,463
Qatar2,930,528
Albania2,872,933
Lithuania2,689,862
Namibia2,587,344
Botswana2,397,241
Gabon2,278,825
Slovenia2,078,724
Latvia1,866,942
Bahrain1,748,296
Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
Timor Leste1,343,873
Estonia1,325,185
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Fiji902,906
Guyana790,326
Bhutan779,898
Macau658,394
Luxembourg634,814
Montenegro628,053
Maldives543,617
Malta442,784
Brunei441,532
Belize404,914
Bahamas396,913
Iceland343,353
Vanuatu314,464
Barbados287,711
Samoa200,149
Saint Lucia184,400
Kiribati121,392
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
Tonga106,760
Seychelles98,908
Antigua And Barbuda98,731
Isle Of Man85,410
Andorra77,355
Monaco39,511
Liechtenstein38,250
San Marino34,017
Palau18,169
Cook Islands17,565
Tuvalu11,931
Niue1,619

Countries With Universal Healthcare 2021