Today, many people in Kenya continue to die from treatable illnesses due to the fact that they cannot afford medical care. Further, many poor people are held hostage in hospitals until they can clear the bill. In addition, bodies of the dead cannot be released to their families until the bill is cleared.
NHIF (National Health Insurance Fund) enables poor people to access in-patient public health. The fund covers the entire bill for the general ward in public hospitals, except for cosmetic procedures.
The yearly cost for this insurance per person amounts to $22.00