Cigarette Taxes to Fund Universal Healthcare in Egypt

Cigarette Taxes to Fund Universal Healthcare in Egypt

  The Egyptian government is planning to introduce new healthcare legislation, Deputy Finance Minister Mohamed Moeit told Al Borsa yesterday, and income from taxes on cigarettes is expected to cover nearly 30% of the cost.   Supposedly, the new Universal Health Insurance Act would require the government to upgrade and modernize over 500 hospitals, and […]

Why We Need the Price Hikes in Egypt

Why We Need the Price Hikes in Egypt

Amusingly surreal. These are probably the two words I can use to describe how events are unfolding nowadays. And, I gotta say, I’m liking it. A lot. What we’re seeing now is the beginning of another era of history in the making. Granted, the last few years have also been history in the making. Yet, […]