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The first package of guaranteed medical services at all three levels envisaged in September 2018

Adoption in 2017, the law on the state financial guarantees for providing medical services and provision of medicines will allow the Cabinet of Ministers in September 2018 to adopt a package of guaranteed health services at all three levels of medical services, said Deputy health Minister Pavlo Kovtonyuk.

“Technically, to deploy the system to three years. If we do run primary care, and in 2018 will move on to the contract at the secondary level, it is only in 2019 will be able to implement state-guaranteed package of medical services in full. That is, the first such package will be accepted September 15, 2018 the Cabinet of Ministers”, – he said.

At the same time, P. Kovtonyuk noted that if not to pass the bill on state financial guarantees in 2017, “we find ourselves in the situation when I return to this conversation in 2018, and then trying to implement all these things in an election year – in 2019 and in 2020 election year when no one will do health care reform” .

According to Deputy Minister, the guaranteed package of medical services for all three levels annually approved by the Cabinet, will consist of three so-called “list” – “green”, “blue”, “red”.

“Green list” of services that are 100% covered by the state. It primary, emergency or palliative care.

The “red list” will contain the list of services for which there is no funding from the state budget. In particular, aesthetic medicine, dentistry for adults, in addition to emergency, access to a doctor without a referral. The state also does not provide the population with medicines whose effectiveness has not been proven.

The “blue list” – the list of planned non-emergency services, which is shared between the state and the citizen in accordance with the rates gasparrinia and co-payments from the patient that also will be determined annually.

“It fares well-known, it is the same for all citizens. They can be paid at any hospital in the health system, and absolutely legally. They will be significantly below the level that today we are paying from your pocket to the pocket of a doctor or in the form of so-called “charitable contribution,” – says the Deputy Minister.

The patient will have the opportunity to reduce the amount of co-payment, which you need to comply fully with the prescribing physician or the presence of voluntary health insurance.

“The market for private medical insurance becomes much wider, and the price is much lower. Therefore, if a person wants to avoid any couplet, it can be insured”, – he said.

For citizens who cannot use the services of private insurance companies, there will be state and also local programs for more targeted social assistance.

As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a package of bills to reform the health care system, the Central element of which is the draft law on the state financial guarantees for providing medical services and provision of medicines.

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