He stressed that Latvia should think about how to allocate more funds to healthcare.
Financing for healthcare must come from the general budget, not from special social contributions, said Gurria. Furthermore, the tax system must be easy to administer, in which case healthcare will cost less for taxpayers, he added.
In Gurria's opinion, people in Latvia are afraid to get sick at the moment, fearing that they may go bankrupt.
As reported, the OECD today presented its Economic Survey of Latvia and Environmental Performance Review of Latvia.