Universal Health Services

  • Aljaž Rogelj University of Maribor, Facultz of Law
  • Boštjan Brezovnik University of Maribor, Faculty of Law Mladinska ulica 7
Keywords: health services, universal services, services of general interest, affordability, EU, Slovenia


All EU nationals have the right to health services that are affordable for everyone under the same conditions. Sector-specific regulations provide that health services are services of general interest that must be implemented through a national legal framework. The state must design the universal health services in a way that respects the principle of public health service affordability for all citizens. In the study, we focused on understanding the legal framework which serves as foundation the regulating universal health services in Slovenia, sector-specific regulations and other acts, and tried to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Slovenian legal framework. Our efforts have been directed towards studying the legislative framework of the European Union and defining the legal guidelines that establish the legal framework for universal health service creation.

Author Biographies

Aljaž Rogelj, University of Maribor, Facultz of Law
Ph.D. Student
Boštjan Brezovnik, University of Maribor, Faculty of Law Mladinska ulica 7
Assistant Professor
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