Government Backs Down on Medical Coverage Proposal

The Swedish government is to some extent backing down and changing parts of its medical coverage proposal. 

With an easing of the much criticised six-month rule, sick-listed people could now avoid being forced to look for other jobs outside their original work places. 

The long-term ill who are queuing for surgery or treatment, who are in rehabilitation programs or work part-time, could be exempt from the rule which would otherwise force them to apply for other jobs after a six month period.  The much criticised proposal was aimed at encouraging people to find workplaces where it would be easier for them to manage their health concerns.