Asylum seekers in Belgium: options for a more equitable access to health care
In its latest report, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre KCE has outlined the options for a more equitable access to health care for asylum seekers in Belgium.
Each foreign national arriving in Belgian territory and requesting international protection has automatic access to health care during the procedure. However, recent studies show that in practice, the access to this care is not equal for all asylum seekers. The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre KCE studied how this issue could be resolved by consulting a broad range of stakeholders.
In its report published in October 2019, the KCE demonstrates that the financing of medical care depends on the place of stay of the asylum seeker concerned. The Centre proposes to simplify the access to this health care through a single financial envelope, and describes possible options for the management of such an envelope in practice.
The report is available in English. Syntheses are available in French and Dutch.
For more information, visit the website of the KCE.