The regulation of effective and successful health systems that provide fair, affordable, and solidarity healthcare to the population, is an area of operation that every state organization encounters.
In order to ensure better access to healthcare services, the public health care system prevailed in the Republic of Slovenia within the framework of which nonprofit providers seek to ensure the public interest of citizens. Public health care is carried out within the framework of the public health network, and public health institutions are established as providers. In addition to public health institutions, the Health Care Act also provides for legal entities with special permission for the implementation of activities or concessions as health care providers.
Aging population, development of medical technology, fluctuations in the economy, lack of staff, long waiting times, deficiencies in the regulation of the operation of public institutions and many other problems are undermining the health care system of the Republic of Slovenia. The excessive dependence of the healthcare fund on the paid wages to the insured also laments financial stability and the sustainability of the health care system.
Because of the tendency to maintain public health care on the one hand, and factors that affect equality and accessibility on the other hand, our health system needs comprehensive reforms.