Healthcare spending to reach 6% of GDP by 2025 under draft law

The Permanent Committee of the Council of Ministers on 19 October recommended to the full cabinet a draft amendment to the Publicly-funded healthcare benefits act that provides for a phased increase in Poland’s public expenditure on healthcare to 6% of GDP by 2025.

Under the law, healthcare spending as a percent of GDP will rise steadily in the coming years, to 4.67% in 2018, 4.84% in 2019, 5.03% in 2020, 5.22% in 2021, 5.41% in 2022, 5.6% in 2023, 5.8% in 2024 and 6% in 2025.

The adoption of a regular spending increase target as a percent of GDP is a revolutionary change for the healthcare sector, Minister of Health Konstanty Radziwill told reporters after the Committee meeting.