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October 22, 2021

Romania will no longer have uninsured people, health minister warns

Health Minister Vasile Cepoi told a debate yesterday that the new health law will make sure Romania will no longer have uninsured people, yet, for that to happen, the state must pay into the National Health Insurance Fund the monthly contributions owed by exempted categories, namely 0.3 pc GDP, according to Health Ministry, or 0.6 pc GDP. The exempted categories include low-income pensioners, socially disadvantaged people and the unemployed. According to the minister, those who pay the basic package contribution, as well as the said categories, have access to the social services package. The health draft law establishes the categories of insured people for whom the payment is made from other sources and by whom.

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