I’ve been told that: “Immigrants do not make good use of Health Care System”
i've been told that: "immigrants do not makie good use of health care system"
HEALTH ASSISTANCE IS A BASIC RIGHT TO WHICH ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE ENTITLED
Health assistance is a basic right recognised by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The current legislation states that all citizens, regardless of their origin, have the right to health.
This current legislation in Spain is valid for those who contribute to the Social Security and their beneficiaries. Therefore, this law excludes all foreign people over 18 years old who do not have a residence permit and nationals older than 26 years old without disabilities or less than 65% disability who have never registered with the Social Security.
However, emergency assistance is guaranteed in Catalonia.
FOREIGNERS USE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM LESS THAN NATIONALS
In Sabadell, 40% of all foreign population is between 18 and 35 years old.
According to the study “Inmigración y Estado de Bienestar en España” (2011), foreigners go 7% less than nationals to the family doctor and 16.5% less to the medical specialists.
According to the data published by the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS), among all the visits in Primary Health Centres (CAP) during 2012, 8.54% were arranged by foreign people. Looking at the data provided by Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, the percentage of foreign users was 5.40% for Primary Health Centres and 9% for the emergency service.
VISITS TO PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRES (CAP) IN SABADELL, 2012
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