site.btaUPDATED Parliament's Health and Budget Committees Reject National Health Insurance Fund Budget Bill for 2024 on First Reading
The parliamentary health committee and the budget and finance committee Tuesday rejected on first reading a government-proposed bill for the 2024 budget of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF).
The bill was adopted by the government on November 24.
It has a total of BGN 8,163,353,100 from revenues and transfers. It is bigger than last year’s by BGN 1,136,139,500. BGN 7,630,931.4 is set aside for health insurance payments, BGN 558,038.5 for primary outpatient medical care, BGN 567,208.1 for specialized outpatient medical care, BGN 328,882.3 for dental care, BGN 261,845.4 for medical-diagnostic activity and BGN 3,572,644.4 for hospital care.
The proposed budget also provides BGN 60 million for remuneration to medical staff in remote and hard-to-reach area, as well as up to BGN 4 million for pharmacies in remote areas or where it is the only pharmacy.
It continues a policy for increased spending on outpatient care and disease prevention.