"The pilot project on pharmacological insurance is an opportunity to reduce the financial burden on the family budget through voluntary health insurance. Pharmacological insurance is launched in Rivne, Sumy, Zaporizhia, Odesa, Kharkiv and Kyiv," the minister said.
It is noted that in order to participate in the project, the patient must purchase an insurance policy and notify their doctor. The patient will pay UAH 120 ($4) per month and will be able to use the sum insured of UAH 20,000 ($735) if they are prescribed drugs that are not included in the "Affordable Medicines" program.
To receive medication under the insurance policy in case of illness, the patient comes to the doctor, is examined, receives a prescription for medication.
Drugs that are part of the pharmacological insurance program are automatically booked at the pharmacy. The patient receives a message with information about the pharmacy where they can pick up the medicine. Payment for medicines by the insurance company is automatic, without the involvement of a patient or doctor.
As it was reported, the "Available medicine" program expanded since October 1. The program now includes 466 drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, prevention of stroke and heart attack, bronchial asthma, epilepsy, and mental and behavioral disorders.