Topics Right to health care

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Obligates the state to provide health care to its citizens, or provides individuals with the general right to health care. In some cases, health care must be provided by the government free of charge.


Rights and Duties

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution mention a state duty to provide health care?
  • Does the constitution mention the right to health care?
  • Does the constitution specify that healthcare should be provided by government free of charge?