Gulf: Migrant-Rights.org release briefing note comparing legal provision for migrant workers' healthcare coverage
"Comparison of health care coverage for migrant workers in the GCC,"
Each of the Gulf States provide different forms of healthcare coverage for the approximately 30 million migrant workers residing in the region, but there is a clear distinction between the healthcare provided to citizens and migrants. While citizens in the Gulf States receive free public healthcare coverage, access to healthcare for migrant workers is comparatively more limited. In recent years, most of the Gulf States have introduced privatised health insurance schemes in place of government-funded universal healthcare.