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‘The chronically ill to pay double the amount of health care’

‘The chronically ill to pay double the amount of health care’

The cost of healthcare for the chronically ill and the disabled in five years time doubled. That says Every(in), the umbrella organisation of disabled people, that it is of Any help for research.

The cost of medical care, medicines and support from the community over the past few years have increased, while financial support has decreased. So it was a couple with an average income of which a partner is chronically ill in 2011, it is still 3,000 euros lost to healthcare costs. Five years later, this had increased to 7,000 euros, according to Ieder(in) Saturday.

Illya Soffer, director of Ieder(in), calls the kostentoename totally unacceptable. “It is urgent that there is a limit for what people in total to make to pay for.”

According to Soffer municipalities can do much to the cost of healthcare for this group of bring down, such as the decrease of the own contribution, for example, woningaanpassingen and household assistance. “Municipalities have a variety of instruments, but there are few municipalities who use them,” said Soffer.

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