Financial Assessment of the cost of providing health care coverage for Palestinain refugees in Lebanon

The preliminary financial assessment of the cost of providing health care coverage estimates – for the first time – the unutilized contributions of the Palestinians wage earners and their employers to the NSSF. It also projects the possible cost to be incurred if Palestinian workers and their families are provided with health care coverage through the NSSF.

The present study aims to highlight the contributions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to the NSSF and to estimate the costs of providing them with health care coverage. It offers policy-makers a framework to make informed decisions and support policy changes. It also provides concerned civil society organizations with substantive material to support their advocacy programmes. The results of the study will provide a financial perspective when assessing potential legal amendments targeting the Palestinian refugees’ social security.