Swedes buy health insurance to skirt socialized system

One in ten Swedes now has private health insurance, often through their employers, with some recipients stating it makes business sense to be seen quickly rather than languish in national health care queues.”

[...]“It’s quicker to get a colleague back to work if you have an operation in two weeks’ time rather than having to wait for a year,” privately insured Anna Norlander told Sveriges Radio on Friday. “It’s terrible that I, as a young person, don’t feel I can trust the health care system to take care of me.

“The insurance plan guarantees that she can see a specialist within four working days, and get a time for surgery, if needed, within 15.“ (emphasis added)

Swedes buy insurance to skip long health queues
The Local, 17 Jan 2014


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