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OECD Reviews of Health Systems/Examens de l'OCDE des systèmes de santé Switzerland: Chapter 5. Recent and Proposed Reforms to the Swiss Health‐insurance System

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While the LAMal's goals of access and insurance coverage have been broadly achieved, health‐system costs continue to rise more rapidly than GDP, creating pressures on the ability of the system to finance the growth in outlays. This has led the Swiss authorities to consider further ways to improve the cost performance of the system, again within the framework of the federal Health‐insurance Law. Since 1996, different revisions to the LAMal have been discussed by parliament, the latest of which is ongoing. This chapter described these revisions and their current legislative status.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: 2006-10-01

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