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The general system of social security in health of Colombia. universal, but inefficient: A purpose of twenty-five years of its creation [El sistema general de seguridad social en salud de Colombia. Universal, pero ineficiente: A propósito de los veinticinco años de su creación]

By Mendieta González D. and Jaramillo C.E.


According to the Colombian Constitution in its Article 49 the principles of Social Security are efficiency, universality and solidarity. In 1993, the Congress of the Republic issued Law 100, which is the basis for the provision of this right in general and health in particular. In 25 years, all Colombians were covered by the system, but there are many voices that denounce their crisis. Using a descriptive-analytical methodology it was possible to conclude that we have reached universality, but we have an inefficient system. The sources used are legal norms, doctrine and jurisprudence. © 2019 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Astronomia. All rights reserved

Topics: Colombia, Health, Human rights, Social security
Publisher: 'Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico'
Year: 2020
DOI identifier: 10.22201/iij.24487899e.2019.29.13905
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