Frequent visitors to Panama have no doubt gotten used to being handed the flyer at the airport announding 30 days of free health insurance in Panama. As of June 30, 2014, this is no longer the case. This program has been cancelled by the new "Minister of Tourism".
Visitors to Panama will now be wise to invest in health insurance before entering the country. Even though the cost of a visit to the doctor in Panama is very cheap, anything major could become rather costly.