Free healthcare milestone: what it means, what hurdles remain

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Although a monumental step forward after decades of fruitless discussion, Friday’s voting of laws introducing the national health system (Gesy) was but one of several more required for the reform to materialise.

Universal coverage, equitable healthcare and free choice for patients are the key pillars supporting the planned system, with all income-earners, employers and the state, contributing a part of their revenues to help fund its operation.

Everyone will also be free to supplement this mandatory coverage with private-sector health insurance, either to cover...


Free healthcare milestone: what it means, what hurdles remain


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