Friday, March 19, 2010

Passages from the Iraqi Constitution

"The current constitution was approved by a referendum that took place on 15 October 2005." [Wiki]

Article 30:

First: The State shall guarantee to the individual and the family - especially children and women – social and health security, the basic requirements for living a free and decent life, and shall secure for them suitable income and appropriate housing.

Second: The State shall guarantee social and health security to Iraqis in cases of old age, sickness, employment disability, homelessness, orphanhood, or unemployment, shall work to protect them from ignorance, fear and poverty, and shall provide them housing and special programs of care and rehabilitation, and this shall be regulated by law.

Article 31:

First: Every citizen has the right to health care. The State shall maintain public health and provide the means of prevention and treatment by building different types of hospitals and health institutions.

Second: Individuals and entities have the right to build hospitals, clinics, or private health care centers under the supervision of the State, and this shall be regulated by law.


1 comment:

  1. yeah--but they don't have the big bad health insurance & pharmaceutical companies to wrestle with. it's easier when you're starting from scratch.

    or, at least, that's what theys tellin' me. who are "theys" you ask? i'm afraid i cannot disclose that information at this time.