Parliament Curacao approves basic medical insurance

POSTED: 01/25/13 12:24 PM

Curacao – With 10 votes against and 11 votes in favor the parliament approved the basic medical insurance. It will go into effect per February 1. The insurance applies to all groups currently insured by the SVB and BZV, excluding civil servants until 2015. Those insured include workers, PP-patients, former Shell-employees and government pensioners (FZOG). The insurance coverage does not include glasses and dental care for those 18-years and older.

Considering the fact that especially PP-insured (less privileged, low-income) will be deprived of these treatments, the government included a special provision for this group, to be financed by the ministry of Social Affairs.

Insured parties with an income below 1,000 guilders are premium free while those earning more than that will have to pay 12% from their income. Pensioners with an income below 1,000 guilders pay 10%.

The opposition pleaded for the government to give pensioners who will get less for their premium some relief, now that glasses and dentist excluded. The government promised to apply reparation legislation after the introduction.

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