Healthcare in Austria
The nation of Austria has a two-tier health care system in which many individuals receive publicly funded care, but they also have the option to purchase supplementary private health insurance. Some individuals choose to completely pay for their care privately.1
Healthcare in Austria is universal for residents of Austria as well as those from other EU countries.2 Many students from the developing world with very limited incomes need to pay €357.48 (or $517 as of July 1) a month for health insurance. In some circumstances that charge can be lowered to a quarter of the sum or €89.37 (or $130 as of July 1).3
Care involving private insurance plans (sometimes referred to as "comfort class" care) can include more flexible visiting hours, occupying a private room, and receiving care from a private doctor.1
- Bondi, Susie (September 2009). "Austrian Health Care". Association of Americans Resident Overseas. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
- The Austrian healthcare system Overview of how it works Accessed: 16 October 2011.
- Austria. European Observatory on Health Care Systems