"Today the situation is such. For the system as a whole required 350 million Euro. And 200 (million) are needed urgently, to start the system from next year. To amass this sum, you need to collect about 18 euros, with every Latvian", said leiskalns, writes portal lsm.lv.
The expert believes that for this amount you need to raise the minimum wage. Otherwise, the mandatory insurance will cost a pretty penny Latvians.
Lashkars also believes that the people of the country will be difficult to instill a culture of insurance. Today Latvians are very reluctant to buy insurance policy for cars and make contributions to private pension Fund.
As previously wrote the portal DELFI, in the diet will establish a working group to develop a model of compulsory health insurance. The idea of creating a group belongs to the head of the Commission Aye barci, which discussed this issue with the Minister of health Guntis Belevich and the head of the sub-Commission on the health Romualda Rajyam.
Razuks said that the government plans to select the model of insurance from several options, the working group may propose one of them. According to policy, when developing the model of mandatory health insurance in Latvia could be taken as a basis system, which operates in Lithuania.
The task of developing a model of compulsory health insurance contained in the governmental Declaration.
However, the President of the Latvian insurers Association Janis Abashin believes that for several years you cannot type in Latvia absolutely new system of mandatory health insurance.
According to him, now through private insurance companies takes place 50 to 70 million euros, which come in the health budget. If for a short time, this cash flow will increase to 500-700 million euros, the insurance company will not be technically ready.
Abashin believes that such a system is theoretically possible to create, but it will require serious work from all parties involved.
If under the health insurance means the transfer of the 2% social tax from the budget in the health budget, such a system can be developed quickly, he said.
At the same time, half, or 52% of Latvian economically active age support the introduction of mandatory health insurance. Another 22% of respondents partially or fully support this initiative, according to a survey carried out by TNS in cooperation with the program "900 seconds".