Spain opts to fuel health funds with petrol salesBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7324.1271b (Published 01 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1271
- Xavier Bosch
The Spanish government voted last week for an extra tax on petrol to finance the state health service. Germany, Austria, and Italy already have a similar tax in place.
The tax, due to come into effect on 1 January 2002, will mean that 4 pesetas (1 p; 2 cents) per litre of petrol or diesel will be collected by the government to put into health funds. Regional communities with responsibilities for healthcare provision will be able to apply a …