End of medical co-payment fees approved

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 16-06-2019 17:00:00 · 3 Comments
End of medical co-payment fees approved

The Portuguese parliament has approved a bill from the Left Bloc that ends co-payment fees at health centres for appointments or exams prescribed by Portuguese public doctors

The goal of the bill is to ensure "there are no co-payments for primary health care and in all appointments and health services prescribed by an NHS doctor.”

In the text that was discussed and voted for, the Bloc proposed the "exemption from the collection of co-payment fees.”

The Bloc said that the legislative initiative "is to achieve the majority intention shown in the debate on the speciality of the new Basic Law on health, and to dispense the collection of a co-payments in primary health care and all health services in the SNS.”


Bravo. Wonderful for the lovley people of Portugal

by Jon C Lucca from USA on 18-06-2019 03:54:00

Congratulations! Cheers to better health due to less expense! If only America could take note.

by LaDonna Jones from USA on 17-06-2019 01:35:00

A lump appeared on the left side of my face, barely noticeable... It was a lipoma, a benign lump of fat. The doctor ordered a series of exams to find out what's going on. Blood, 2 different kind of exams on the left side of my face. I paid around 30 Eur in fees, and (would have paid) 20 Eur in medicine I chose not to buy... For people who are already or near in financial trouble, this will be a big relief.
Well done!

by Valter Vilar from Lisbon on 17-06-2019 09:34:00
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