Healthcare Reform A Political Minefield

April 2006
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Apr2006, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p6
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Reports on the healthcare system reform, implemented by Czech Republic Health Minister David Rath in 2006. Claims of the opposition party against Rath's move; Refusal of medical insurer VZP to cover the costs of health centers that exceed the state-imposed financial limits; Political factors that affect the implementation of the reform.


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