The benchmark of six percent of the GDP for healthcare will be disregarded

The bill introducing higher spending on healthcare in relation to the GDP may mean that in 2024 for-we will be the country that spends the least on healthcare in the whole of Europe – Vicepresident of Employers of Poland Andrzej Mądrala warns in “Rzeczpospolita”.

– The bill establishes the percentage of the GDP to be spent on healthcare each year. Two elements are necessary to calculate it: spending on healthcare (which can be calculated as early as September, when the budget is drafted) and the GDP. Regulations in the bill mean that the value of GDP used in this calculation is actually the value of two years prior – in May, Statics Poland publishes GDP estimates for the year before. This is where the problem lies – Mądrala emphasizes.

The article is available here.