The Equality and Impartiality in using the Public Health Services of the People and Their Rights Under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560
The main objective of this study was to study the equality and impartiality in using the public health services of the people and their rights as stated in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2560. This study is a qualitative research using documentary research, literature review, and in-depth interview. The findings indicated that the fairness of accessibility to the public health services among the Thai people should be equal, and impartial. More than 99 percent of the Thai people had the health insurance but there was no equality and impartiality in using the public health services. Some people using the social security fund had to pay their contribution to the Social Security Fund. However, the people holding the low-income card,accounting for around 48 million people, did not pay any additional contribution to the government but they gained better privilege in using the public health services. These indicated an inequality and partiality of using the public health services among the Thais. To be fair, every individual using the public health services should pay his/her contribution for the government. Otherwise, the government will have no enough budget to cover the medical expenses of the people leading to the provision of poor service quality.
Keywords - Equality, Impartiality, Using of Public Health Services