July 3, 2008

Healthcare Access Expands in the E.U.

The New York Times reported today that, if a long-awaited proposal published on Wednesday becomes law, people living within the European Union will be able to receive most health care treatment ANYWHERE in the 27-nation bloc without getting prior authorization. If approved, the measures would apply to all residents in the EU and could be put into effect as soon as 2010. Currently, European citizens can be reimbursed for urgent treatment anywhere in the union, providing they contribute to a health insurance program at home.

Click here to read the New York Times story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/03/world/europe/03health.html