The Osun State House of Assembly has passed the Osun Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2018 into law.
The bill which is an Act of the National Assembly, 2014 was domesticated in the state.
Osun is one of the three piloting states in the country to test run the scheme.
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID) through its programme, Health Finance & Governance (HFG) assisted the state on the process.
The motion for the passage of the bill was moved by Hon. Dejo Bello representing Boripe/Boluwaduro state constituency and it was seconded by the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Hon. Oyeleke Ogunsola representing Ayedire state constituency.
At the plenary, the legislators noted that there were several benefits in the adoption of the scheme by the State.
The lawmakers said the state will have access to grant of about 22million dollars as one of the three pioneering States, and one percent (1%) of the Federal Allocation.
The Assembly stressed that the bill, when signed into law by the Governor, would pave the way for indigenes and residents of the State to have access to quality and affordable health care services as well as protection against huge medical bills.
After the passage of the bill, the Speaker, RT. Honourable Najeem Salam commended his colleagues for their diligence in the passage of the bill.