LFMI press release: a person not engaged in employment relations should decide for himself on the necessity of compulsory health insurance (CHI)

Currently, there is an ongoing discussion on how to go about health insurance contributions to be paid by persons who have no earned income. According to LFMI, compulsory health insurance should be mandatory only for those people who have employment-related income. All others who are not insured by public funds should be allowed to decide for themselves whether or not to participate in the CHI system. LFMI submitted the said proposals to the Government , which decides issues related to the CHI contributions to be paid by unemployed persons not registered with the Labour Exchange and emigrants. Ms Rūta Vainienė, LFMI President, tackled this problem in her comment ”Gone with the health insurance: we’ll think about it tomorrow” on the Lithuanian Radio.