Sight included on our Buenos Aires Free City Tour
Argentina’s health and education systems maintain a strong public component. In state institutions, education is free at the initial, primary, secondary and tertiary levels, as well as at university-level degrees (not for masters and postgraduates). This favors equity, offers opportunities for all and impedes the commodification of education. On the other hand, there is also the subsystem of private education, which is remunerated, although in some cases the institutions have state subsidies – especially in primary and secondary schools.
At the level of health in Argentina there is a public health system, the private health system and social welfare. It is estimated that about 38% of the Argentine population is served by the public system and approximately 52% by social or prepaid works. In particular, the public system is composed of public hospitals and primary health care centers operating under the coordination of Ministries and Health Secretariats of the different jurisdictions – national, provincial or municipal – and providing free care services.