Health care

Sweden urged to close EU medical debt loophole

2:26 min
  • Rights group Amnesty says EU citizens without a blue European Health Insurance Card risk having to pay for medical care that cannot wait while they are here.
  • That's the case for a Bulgarian woman who owes more than SEK 150,000 for an emergency cesarean.
  • Amnesty says healthcare is a central right in Sweden and wants the problem fixed while waiting for a solution at the EU level.