Dutch coalition government debates health costs

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 04 June 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1458
  1. T Sheldon

    The degree to which the rich and healthy subsidise health costs of the poor and sick has become the big issue in current negotiations to launch a Dutch coalition government of left and right. The Labour party wants 80% of health costs related to income. But the right wing Liberal party seeks an entirely private health insurance system with the cost of premiums related to risk in a competitive market rather than the ability to pay.

    Currently, 60% of the population is insured through sickness funds, …

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