According to the Employers of Poland, the introduction of freedom of having medical occurrence insurance, planned by the Ministry of Health, will not change anything in the situation of Polish hospitals. They will continue to run up a debt.
According to the Vice President of the Employers of Poland, Andrzej Mądrala, the proposal of the Ministry of Health assuming the introduction of the voluntary insurance is only the first step towards the repair of the system. - The definition of a medical occurrence requires clarifying, besides, it is also worthwhile to consider the increase of the role of hospitals in the Provincial Medical Occurrence Evaluation Committee proceedings and the implementation, in each case, of co-deciding about the amount of damages - says Andrzej Mądrala.
Today, the hospital that bought the insurance policy is incapacitated, because it is the insurer that determines the amount of compensation, and it may depend on whether the patient decides to either accept or go to court where the guilt will be judged rather than a confirmed existence of a medical occurrence.
- The implementation of voluntary insurance does not change anything - echoes Andrzej Sokołowski, the Chairman of the National Association of Private Hospitals. - It does not matter whether the hospitals will spend the money on insurance policies or will pay patients in the form of compensation. There will still be less money in the system – added Sokołowski.
According to the Employers of Poland, the voluntary insurance will mean that the cost of insurance policies will actually increase, which will encourage hospitals to take risk and finance independently the costs of any compensation. According to the estimates of experts of the organization, on account of this, even circa 850 million zlotys can flow out from the health care system. This will limit the availability of benefits.