RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE: SUSTAINABILITY OF THE INSURANCE SYSTEM AND THE SITUATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC / DIREITO À SAÚDE: SUSTENTABILIDADE DO SISTEMA PÚBLICO DE SEGUROSAÚDE E A SITUAÇÃO NA REPÚBLICA TCHECA

Autores

  • Petr Sustek Charles University Law School, Czech Republic
  • Michaela Povolna Charles University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18593/ejjl.v16i3.9783

Resumo

The article deals with the question of right to healthcare as it is set by the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Czech Republic and at the same time with the question of rationing in healthcare. Rationing in healthcare generally means a process realized by providing different levels of healthcare. In the Czech Republic, rationing in healthcare is rather based on a limitation of a treatment’s payment from public health insurance which, however, does not fit the common definitions of rationing. By describing and explaining these crucial questions the article discusses the possibility to limit the constitutional right to healthcare covered by public health insurance in the Czech Republic and shows these possibilities which are based on provisions of the Act No. 48/1997 Sb., on public health insurance. More widely it questions whether the system of public health insurance in the Czech Republic is sustainable at all.

Keywords: Healthcare. Rationing. Public health insurance.

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Biografia do Autor

Petr Sustek, Charles University Law School, Czech Republic

Coordinator of Centre for Medical Law and a member of the Civil Law Department at the Charles University Law School.

Michaela Povolna, Charles University

PhD student at the Faculty of Law and a member of the Faculty's Centre for Medical Law, Charles University in Prague, Czeck Republica, 

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Publicado

2016-02-19

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Sustek, P., & Povolna, M. (2016). RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE: SUSTAINABILITY OF THE INSURANCE SYSTEM AND THE SITUATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC / DIREITO À SAÚDE: SUSTENTABILIDADE DO SISTEMA PÚBLICO DE SEGUROSAÚDE E A SITUAÇÃO NA REPÚBLICA TCHECA. Espaço Jurídico Journal of Law [EJJL], 16(esp), 69–82. https://doi.org/10.18593/ejjl.v16i3.9783