|Location||Itinera Institute, Boulevard Léopold II 184d, 1080 Bruxelles|
|Time||14:00hrs - 18:00hrs|
|Gallery||See the photos|
The non-refundable part of medical expenses for patients in Belgium is double as high as in our neighboring countries. The financial accessibility of care in our country is coming under pressure.
Do we allow as a society to let this situation further escalate or do we dare to think proactively about fundamental solutions, that guarantee the accessibility of care for the future generation.
Can we set off the financing problem in care with additional taxes? Or is taking away resources for non-care-related priorities the solution?
On June 29, Pieter Van Herck presents the Itinera report in which he reaches possible solutions to guarantee the financing of care. Prof. Wynand Van de Ven throws light on the existing financing models in the Netherlands. Prof. Jozef Pacolet then gives his vision on possible financing models for care in Belgium.
Registration and coffee
Financing models analyzed: Scenario’s for solutions: the vision note of Itinera
Learning from the neighbours: an international comparison
Alternative reflections from a critical point of view
debate with input from Zorgnet Vlaanderen, health services and insurers
The Belgian Healthcare system possesses numerous assets, but is also seriously threatened by the new challenges of the 21st century. Even if these challenges are numerous,it is not too late to act. But if we do not react on time, we won’t be able to continue to assure the access to care, its quality, while mastering its costs. To guarantee the future of our healthcare system, we suggest a set of concrete and innovative actions for a sustainable system.