Mexico: number of people with health insurance by type 2018

In 2018, approximately 52.8 million people in Mexico had access to the public health insurance system through the "Seguro Popular" program. This coverage reached more than 42 percent of the Mexican population as of 2018. The second type of health insurance with the highest number of affiliates is the one provided by the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), which reached 45.5 million people in that same year. Around 20 million people were estimated to lack access to health services in Mexico.

Number of population with health insurance in Mexico in 2018, by type of institution or program

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Release date

July 2019



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Supplementary notes

* People who are insured by a direct family member and who are not covered by the public health insurance program "Seguro Popular".
In Mexico, a person may be insured by more than one institution.

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