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Minister of Health Wants Healthcare without Borders

Minister of Health Gudlaugur Thór Gudlaugsson, who has earlier proposed a co-Nordic pharmaceutical market, announced last weekend that he would like an international healthcare market, which could eliminate waiting lists for surgery.

Gudlaugsson told Fréttabladid patients should have the ability to choose whether they want to be operated on in other countries, adding that an international healthcare market could also provide better opportunities for healthcare professionals to export knowledge.

A co-European healthcare market is currently in preparation within the EU, but Gudlaugsson believes that the Nordic countries could beat the EU to it and later provide certain leadership in healthcare within Europe.

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