Cost of Care
Belgium is a common known country in Europe. The country neighbors France, Germany, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Like most countries, Belgium has parliamentary democracy, with a constitution and monarchy system. The country has a population of 10,666,866 with a growth rate of 0.094% during 2009. Religious sets of the country include Catholic, Muslim, Greek and Russian orthodox, Jewish, secularism, and Anglican. Principal ethnic groups of the country are Dutch, French, legally bilingual and Germans (World Bank Group, 2008).
Access to Healthcare in the country is free for all. According to Belgium and HUMA, the patient has the right to check if the doctor he/she wishes to see is a member of national health care. You can choose where to get your health care services as long as the service provide is a member or registered with the insurance company (Maynard, 1975).
The country has the best health care systems. Due to the best health care system, you are assured of the best medical services. Most of the people are either covered by private or state insurance companies. The medical services in all health care are same and payable (Holtz, 2007).
Due to health disparities, the poor can not afford medical treatment unlike the rich. The rich has the capability of getting insurance cover unlike the poor who can not. The country also experiences a lot of expense in health care. There is also misunderstanding of the policy makers towards the environmental sustainability. Most of the health care providers do not recognize the social importance when providing their services to the patients (Holtz, 2007).
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