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Number of Brazilians covered by private health insurance fell in May

. Jul 07, 2020
Number of Brazilians covered by private health insurance fell in May

More and more Brazilians have lost private healthcare coverage since the beginning of the Covid-19-related economic crisis. At a time when health insurance could be extremely valuable, the number of beneficiaries of private plans fell by 283,000 in the space of two months. The numbers are part of a report released earlier today by the National Agency of Supplementary Health.

In May, 46,8 million Brazilians had private health plans — the lowest number in at least one year. Though May represents the most significant monthly change in twelve months, the agency labeled the situation of the sector “stable.”


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José Roberto Castro

José Roberto covers politics and economics and is finishing a Master's Degree in Media and Globalization. Previously, he worked at Nexo Jornal and O Estado de S. Paulo.

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