The new system is supposed to reduce administrative procedures so that more people can be covered by the social security net.

Minister Romain Schneider emphasised that there is still a considerable number of people living in Luxembourg without employment or revenue, which makes it impossible for them to organise or pay for a healthcare programme.

People who have been in Luxembourg for at least three months can now voluntarily apply at the National Heath Fund without having to become a registered resident first, Minister Lenert explained.

Officials estimate that around 1,000 people will be concerned by the change. A budget of €1.5 million has been created for the year 2022. The system is based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation and the Health Roundtable.

Another important step forward is an improvement of communication between healthcare workers and patients.

Government officials want to make sure that every person can speak to doctor in a language they understand.