In the Netherlands, access to healthcare has been guaranteed by social health insurance legislation. But since the introduction of the health insurance system in the 1960s, it has been under frequent review, the latest reform was the introduction of regulated competition. At the same time, claiming health insurance entitlements under international (European) law has been changing, notably due to judicial activism.

, , ,
Medicine and Law: an international journal
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

den Exter, A. (2008). Claiming access to health care in the Netherlands under international treaty law. Medicine and Law: an international journal, 569–595. Retrieved from