“Shabebik” Association provides its services and assistance to people in order to create a life for them which they can live in with pride and dignity and in order to enjoy the healthcare they need and achieve their goals.
And in a bold initiative in the health sector, “Shabebik” Association in Beirut contracted with the Arab Insurance Company and the Capital Insurance Company to provide a health insurance card that addresses families who are exclusively unable to guarantee treatment to pay hospital costs. This health card is for a nearly-free price with comprehensive coverage, with a financial limit of 20,000$ to enter the hospital in normal conditions, to the emergency department, and 500$ for lab tests and x-rays, and the cost of the card is 170 dollars per person, equivalent to two hundred and fifty eight thousand pounds a year.
The aim of the health insurance card project is to free the Lebanese citizen from a dependency that connects him or her to a leader through his or her need for the leader to secure his or her protection in this regard, and breaking the concept of subordination through taking advantage of the citizens’ weaknesses and their inability to manage their affairs in a country that deprives them of their right to free
medical care. We thought about how to provide the Lebanese citizen with a card that would insure his or her health protection without even having to pay or to succumb to anyone for health protection , the costs of hospitalization are covered in 130 hospitals all over Lebanon , for only 10 dollars a month, or approximately twenty thousand pounds only. There are two types of cards, a card that covers the warranty difference which is 10%, and another card that covers 100% of hospital expenses for citizens who are not at all insured. This means that the card covers all that the citizen needs for hospitalization, and it is totally not different from other insurance cards that are prohibitively expensive for the poor classes. Therefore, more than 900 pharmaceutical services were provided, in addition to awareness campaigns for the Coronavirus and the distribution of personal protection tools to more than a thousand people.