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The right to health protection and medical assistance is laid down in the Belgian constitution (Art. 23). With this in mind, the standard budget includes a package of resources and services to which families should have access and which consequently represent a cost to their living budget. It is however impossible to arrive at a single standard that covers the needs of every family. After all, incurred medical costs increase sharply if a household member is seriously ill or disabled. The budget that we propose is premised on the assumption that all household members are in good general health. Exceptional healthcare expenses should subsequently be added to the total budget as variable costs.




K.H.Kempen Vlaamse overheid CSB ULG