She pharmaceutical copayment This has been the subject of debate and doubt in recent years. The system implemented after the publication in the Official State Gazette (BOE) of Royal Decree-Law 16/2012 established the mechanism contribution to the economy of pensioners in Spain and other beneficiaries to buy some medicines prescribed by doctors. However, there are many people who still do not know if they are required to pay for certain drugs. Therefore, it is necessary to know the latest changes in this measure to ease the economic burden of certain groups and guarantee access to medical treatments.
In the Spanish health system there are some prescription drugs that you have to pay, the co-payment is in the middle 10% and 60% of the total price, which every person should consider when buying these drugs. However, at the moment there are some groups that can get these drugs without paying anything, in general, six million people will not be able to pay for drugs by 2023.
The purpose of this step, as we know, is to help people with less economic capacity to have equal access to medical treatments. Therefore, the people who are free to pay for medicines are pensioners and retirees with the lowest pension. As pointed out by Article 102.8 paragraph I in the Law of Guarantees and reasonable use of medicines and health products.
Who is free to pay for medicines
The Law on Guarantees and Rational Use of Medicines and Health Products states that users and their beneficiaries who belong to one of the following categories are excluded from contributions: “Social pensioners security, whose annual income is less than 5,635 euros entered in the general taxable base and savings box of the Personal Income Tax declaration, and those who, in the case of not having to submit such declaration, receive an annual income of less than 11,200 euros“.
These pensioners They were joined by a list of people who are now also free to pay for medicines. These are:
- People affected by toxic syndrome and people with disabilities in cases that are considered in their specific regulations. Also people who have treatments as a result of an accident at work and occupational disease.
- People who receive social integration income.
- Persons receiving a non-contributory pension.
- People who are unemployed lose the right to receive unemployment benefits as long as their status continues.
- People who are beneficiaries of the minimum vital income.
- Minors with a recognized degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
- Persons receiving Social Security financial benefits for a dependent child or minor in foster care, permanent care or custody for adoption purposes.