On 1 December, join experts from a wide range of backgrounds to discuss the effects of advertising on children’s behaviours, tools to reduce child exposure to commercial communications for unhealthy food and alcohol and the effectiveness of self-regulatory schemes.
All over the world, financial regulations raise the same challenges: the necessity to ensure a balance between the objectives of stability and security for organisations, and the risk to implement too restrictive rules. Mutuals are dealing with regulations which tend to be more and more convergent and complete and which force them to find new and innovative solutions. Gathering mutuals and other international stakeholders to discuss the issue and its implications for not-for-profit healthcare payers is key in helping to tackle the issue without losing our values of solidarity and democracy, and to safeguard the principle of universality when it comes to access to healthcare.
15 September 2016 – The members of ESIP and AIM, social security organisations, mutuals and health insurance funds, are following with great concern increasing efforts at European level for standardisation in the field of health and social services. In particular, recent requests for standardisation in quality of care for elderly people and patient involvement in person-centered care, as well as deliberations on standardisation in the field of healthcare within a CEN working group, represent a fundamental interference with existing national rules and medical guidelines developed by the competent institutions. Read AIM-ESIP joint letter on standardisation.
14 September 2016 – According to some, his speech in the European Parliament was Juncker’s most important speech ever. He spoke about terrorism, about Brexit, about a joint EU army, about refugees, about solidarity, but health and healthcare as such he didn’t mention. Solidarity within Europe is more than a European Solidarity Corps, or EU states helping one another when there is a fire, an earthquake or an uneven distribution of refugees. Solidarity in the EU should also mean access to healthcare for all. After almost two years in office, Juncker announced for next year his vision for the future of the EU, on how to strengthen and reform the economic and monetary Union (including through a European Pillar of Social Rights). AIM hopes health and healthcare are then given the attention they deserve.
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