All residing in the country must be insured. Feature of health insurance in Switzerland is their provision of both types of insurance — compulsory and voluntary. Thus, it is not necessary to look for other insurance companies to «purchase» additional medical services.
Another distinguishing feature of the health insurance system in Switzerland: the citizens are making a personal contribution for health insurance, you choose yourself. The contributions depend on income and vary in one way or another cashier.
The health insurance Fund are working with doctors and clinics that are included in the so-called list of contracted institutions and professionals. The opportunity to work with the insured provided the best medical clinics that guarantees a high quality of service. This trend also applies to drugs. The health insurance Fund will not pay the cost of medicines not included in the «list» of drugs. The restrictions ensure high efficiency and effectiveness of the therapy.
In Switzerland, compulsory health insurance includes preventive measures. Influenza vaccination, medical examination once a year precautions to prevent the disease, its timely diagnosis. As in other European countries, in Switzerland the insured pays part of the amount for the treatment, which is 10%.