European Health Insurance Card Act 2011



  • EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD ACT

    Proposed by Os Corelia :: Passed (11-0) August 19th, 2011 :: Unamended


    SECTION I

    1. The European Union will offer this health insurance card for all nations.

    2. The health insurance card issued to the citizen will be entrusted with all the health insurance benefits of the government of origin.

    3. All healthcare providers – governmental or non-governmental – are to notify their customers, be they new or existing, about the EHIC and thus offer it to them; and are not to levy any kind of surcharge for the EHIC upon their customers, be they new or existing.


    SECTION II

    1. The health insurance card will provide a simpler format for international health care and health insurance processing.

    2. The health insurance card will be accepted by all public and private healthcare institutions and governments of the European Union as a valid form of monetary payment and health insurance if the patient's government of origin provides tax-subsidized healthcare.

    3. The health insurance card will be accepted by all public and private healthcare institutions and governments of the European Union as a valid form of health insurance if the patient's government of origin does not provide tax-provided healthcare.


    SECTION III

    1. The holder of the health insurance card will provide monetary compensation to the healthcare institution where the citizen received treatment.

    2. In the case of the citizen receiving government-provided healthcare, the government of origin will reimburse the cost of healthcare to the public or private healthcare institution where healthcare was received.

    3. In the case of the citizen receiving non-government provided healthcare, the public or private insurer of origin will reimburse the cost of healthcare to the public or private healthcare institution where healthcare was received with the citizen's expected patient monetary contribution being paid to the public or private healthcare institution.

    4. In the case of a citizen of a nation that does not provide healthcare based upon taxation who cannot pay his or her healthcare costs while holding this health insurance card, the private or public institution must provide billing services for the citizen to repay the healthcare cost.


    SECTION IV. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS MENTIONED IN THE ACT

    1. Expected patient monetary contribution is the insurance-mandated payment a citizen must make on health insurance before costs are covered.

    2. Government provided healthcare implies that government is the majority or only source of healthcare and all institutions in the nation are paid for by appropriated tax monies.

    3. Non-government provided healthcare implies that government acts as a watchdog against private and public healthcare institutions. The government could provide some subsidies but the public and private institutions generate operating funds from private insurance companies, expected patient monetary contribution, and patient payments.


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