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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that Mexico’s health care system costs taxpayers nearly $6 billion per year to care for all of the country’s approximately 40 million uninsured.
The report, released on Wednesday, estimated that Mexico spends $3.3 billion per person on healthcare, a cost that has risen since the country was added to the World Health Organization’s list of countries with the highest number of uninsured in 2014.
“In Mexico, we have a system where, if you’re poor, you have to pay more to get health care,” said Maria M. Castillo, director of Mexico’s Ministry of Health.
“If you’re middle class, you can afford it.
But you have a big catch up.
That catch up is healthcare costs.
We have a health system that is not affordable for everyone.”
The report comes on the heels of the World Economic Forum’s annual World Economic Outlook report, which found that Mexico is now one of the most expensive countries in the world for health care.
The new report comes at a time when Mexico is grappling with the countrys growing opioid epidemic, with the rate of overdose deaths in the country reaching more than a million a month.
Last week, the country reported its first opioid overdose death since 2016, and more than 300 people have died of the drug in Mexico in 2017.
In the past month, there have been at least 15 deaths linked to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid used to make methamphetamine and heroin.
A recent crackdown on Mexican drug traffickers has forced the cartels to abandon a major part of their operations.
The United States, a longtime ally of Mexico, has been the most generous country to Mexico in terms of health care, according to the report.
According to the survey, Mexico has the third highest per capita spend on health care in the Americas and the highest per-capita spend on life-sustaining care in Asia.
But Mexico’s healthcare system remains the country s largest contributor to the country of 8.6 million people.
“It has become a very expensive country,” said Joaquín Carrión, Mexico s minister of health.
“There are some parts of the world that are better, like Mexico.
But this is one of them.”