IDEA Study: Intervention Is Needed

21 June, 2021

Lucie Bryndová and Lenka Šlegerová analyze the impact of future economic developments and pandemic measures on the revenues and expenditures of the public health insurance system in a new IDEA study by CERGE-EI.

"It is necessary for the health sector to realize that the growth trends in spending from previous years cannot be maintained for the coming years," says Lucie Bryndová in the newspaper Hospodářské noviny.

A pandemic requires extraordinary expenses related to vaccination, universal testing, and the remuneration of health workers. How big a problem could this be? Are we looking at billions in deficits? 

The full study (in Czech) can be found here. More about this study in this video (in Czech).