Insured but not protected: mandatory health insurance in Croatia does not guarantee health care for all

Ana Vracar from PHM Europe writes that “It is crucial for Croatia to recognize that the chosen approach to ensuring health care is incompatible with actually providing healthcare for everyone. Instead of continuing along the same path, where access to health care is tied to one’s insurance status, it would be encouraging to see the Ministry of Health shift away from the commercialized view of healthcare and commit to a rights-based approach, more similar to the one preceding the 1980s”.

The article discusses about limitations and deficiencies of insurance led healthcare provisioning in Croatia. And, the transition in health systems from its years as part of Yugoslavia to present day.

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