Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers

Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers

The Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers ( _es. Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, or ISSSTE) [Also sometimes rendered in English as the "State Workers Social Security Institute"] is a governmental organization in Mexico that administers part of that nation's health care and social security systems dealing with old age, disability, unemployment and death (or IVCM, for "invalidez, vejez, cesantia en edad avanzada, y muerte"). Unlike the Mexican Social Security Institute (or IMSS), which covers workers in the private sector, the ISSSTE is charged with providing benefits for government workers. [cite book | last = Gerson | first = Philip R. | authorlink = | coauthors = Cuevas, Alfredo | title = Pension Regimes and Saving | publisher = International Monetary Fund | date = 1997 | location = Washington, D.C. | pages = appendix III | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = 1-55775-640-6] Together with the IMSS, the ISSSTE provides health coverage for between 55 and 60 percent of the population of Mexico. [cite book | last = Purcell | first = Susan Kaufman | authorlink = | coauthors = Rubio-Freidberg, Luis | title = Mexico Under Zedillo | publisher = Lynne Reinner Publishers | date = 1998 | location = | pages = 81 | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = 1-55587-315-4]

Like much of Mexico's health care system, the ISSSTE has been the subject of numerous criticisms and allegations, ranging from corruption to a heavy regional bias in favor of major cities with well organized labor unions. [cite book | last = Dawson | first = Alexander | authorlink = | coauthors = | title = First World Dreams: Mexico Since 1989 | publisher = Zed Books | date = 2006 | location = | pages = 32, 126 | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = 1-84277-661-4]

It was founded in 1959 by president Adolfo López Mateos.

External links

* [ Official ISSSTE website] (in Spanish)


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