A petition calling to end the need for payments during doctor visits has garnered enough signatures to be discussed in parliament
A petition calling to end the need for payments during doctor visits has garnered enough signatures to be discussed in parliament.
Petition 922, calling for the introduction of a third party payer or “tiers payant” system, went live on 8 December 2017.
In it, petitioner Jill Sterba calls for a wider adoption of the system where patients receive a bill after receiving healthcare, in which the part paid by the national health system and/or additional insurance is automatically deducted.
“Here in Luxembourg the third party payer system is common among physiotherapists and at pharmacies,” the petitioner wrote.
She added that it would make life easier and would avoid a lot of paperwork for patients if it could be introduced at doctor’s practices as well.
At the time of publishing, the petition had 6,894 signatures, well above the 4,500 signature threshold required for a parliamentary discussion.
The petition closes on 2 February. Anyone may sign a petition in Luxembourg provided they are aged 15 or above and are registered as a legal resident of the country.