Story #6

Ukrainian citizen O.B. has been working in Prague since October 2007 and as every working foreigner was eligible for public health insurance with VZP.

Later that year O.B. got pregnant, but unfortunately her son arrived early and required extensive care in the NICU of the Podoli hospital. O.B. didn’t have permanent residence permit so her son couldn’t be insured by VZP, and the only option for him to get any insurance was through a private insurance provider. But every single private health insurance company refused to insure the newborn because of the existing medical complications.

Hospitalization from birth till 5/5/2008 resulted in a total of 682 158 czk.

Source: Pl. ÚS 2/15