Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar

The Institute of Health for Welfare (Spanish: Instituto de Salud para el Bienestar, INSABI) was a government agency of Mexico that provided medical services to those people who were not covered by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) or the Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSSTE). It was established in 2020 and replaced Seguro Popular, the previous health insurance scheme which had been created in 2003. The director of INSABI was Juan Antonio Ferrer Aguilar.[1] On April 25, 2023, the Chamber of Deputies approved its dissolution with 267 votes in favor, 222 against, and 1 abstention due to numerous supply and logistical issues in the health sector. As a result, the INSABI will be able to merge with the IMSS-Bienestar, and to take over its responsibilities; and offer healthcare to those who do not currently have access to public health services.[2]

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  1. ^ "Antes de ser director del Insabi, Juan Antonio Ferrer trabajó en el INAH" [Before becoming the Insabi director, Juan Antonio Ferrer worked at the INAH]. Expansión (in Spanish). January 9, 2020. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  2. ^ Alonso Viña, Daniel (25 April 2023). "Morena aprueba la extinción del Insabi, que quedará bajo el brazo del IMSS-Bienestar" [Morena approves the extinction of INSABI, which will remain under the IMSS-Bienestar umbrella]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2023.

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