Peña Nieto led the event to promote the Affiliation of High School and College Students to the Mexican Social
Security Institute (IMSS).
these levels, in state institutions, have had the right to be affiliated to the
IMSS since 1988, when a presidential decree was issued to recognize their right
to health. However, until recently, students were given a temporary affiliation
number. At the start of each academic year, these numbers were sent to educational
institutions, which in turn assigned them to students, meaning that they changed
their social security number every year.
In 2015, it
was decided that the social security number granted to students should remain
the same throughout their lives, as it does for all rightholders. Thus, with their membership number and ZIP code, young people will be
able to locate their clinic and register.
"The Mexican Social Security Institute is obliged and committed to
having a hospital capacity and infrastructure to potentially serve those seven
government is making a major effort to affiliate high school and college
students so that they have their Social Security booklets.
of the IMSS and the Ministry of Social
Development will make a great effort to affiliate students, with the
participation of ANUIES (National Association of Universities and Higher
Education Institutes) and all the universities
and technological colleges of the Ministry of Education, and local
“At the Institute, you will find all the health services for prevention
and health care, and above all, be told which clinic to go to if you need to.”
1. Health. The
government is working to achieve greater universalization in health, that is,
to ensure that each and every Mexican has effective access to health care.
2. Education. Education reform will allow the new
generations to have more space and effective opportunities to engage in productive
activity, but also to obtain a better income and better paid salaries.
“The most important, fundamental and sweeping reform, Education Reform, will
permit or ensure that new generations have more effective spaces and opportunities
to engage in productive activity, but also to obtain a better income and better
paid salaries,” he said.
3. Ensure a more
equitable Mexico, narrow the equality
gap, for which several actions have been undertaken: a National
Crusade Against Hunger, involving various public and private entities, a
cross-cutting effort involving various agencies to ensure that people have
access to a daily diet.
”Today we are focusing on ensuring health for young people who are
studying at high school or college, who are training, and we are undertaking an
action, a whole program that involves affiliation to the Mexican Social