Healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia

Tharani Loganathan, Zhie X. Chan and Nicola S. Pocock, (2020). Healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia. PLOS ONE, 15(12), 1-20

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    Author Tharani Loganathan
    Zhie X. Chan
    Nicola S. Pocock
    Title Healthcare financing and social protection policies for migrant workers in Malaysia
    Appearing in PLOS ONE
    Volume 15
    Issue No. 12
    Publication Date 2020-12-09
    Place of Publication United Kingdom
    Publisher PLOS ONE
    Start page 1
    End page 20
    Language eng
    Abstract For Malaysia, a nation highly dependent on migrant labour, the large non-citizen workforce presents a unique health system challenge. Although documented migrant workers are covered by mandatory healthcare insurance (SPIKPA), financial constraints remain a major barrier for non-citizen healthcare access. Malaysia recently extended protection for migrant workers under the national social security scheme (SOCSO), previously exclusive to citizens. This study aims to evaluate healthcare financing and social security policies for migrant workers to identify policy gaps and opportunities for intervention.
    Keyword migrant workers
    labour
    Healthcare
    Social protection
    Copyright Holder Authors
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0243629
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