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Romania plans to switch from a state insurance healthcare system to a private one

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7611 (Published 24 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7611
  1. Nicoleta Bunduc
  1. 1Iasi

Radical changes are being introduced into the Romanian healthcare system, transforming it from a state based health insurance scheme to one based on private insurance companies.

Under the proposals the National Health Insurance House, which runs the healthcare system, will be turned into a supervisory body which regulates private companies.

At present Romanians pay 5.5% of their income into a state insurance system, and their employers pay in 5.2%. The National Health Insurance House then …

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