Overt and covert privatization in healthcare – Whose interest is it?


Date: 15 June 2022 10:00-11:00
Location: online event (Zoom)

Language: Hungarian (with English translation via Zoom)


Three governing cycles with a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly were not enough for the Orbán-administration to start a comprehensive healthcare reform. The most notable change in the sector is the advance of private healthcare; Hungarians are among EU citizens paying the most for healthcare from their own pockets. This process mainly affects outpatient care, in inpatient care, private providers cannot replace the state’s role. What can we expect from the fourth constitutional majority in healthcare? Will private healthcare gain even more ground? How can the skilled workers shortage be remedied? Will the gap between the healthcare of the poor and the rich grow even wider? Will inequality continue increasing in the sector?



10:00-10:05     Keynote remarks

János Molnár, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Péter Krekó, Political Capital


10:05-10:15     Key questions in the healthcare sector and the network of interests

Csaba Molnár, Political Capital


10:15-11:00     What can we expect from the fourth two-thirds majority in healthcare?

Zsombor Kovácsy – healthcare lawyer

Eszter Sinkó – Deputy dean, Semmelweis University, Healthcare Public Administration Department

    Moderator: Dóra Ónody-Molnár – Jelen


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