Before 1989 (during communism) every hospital and clinic was driven by the government. There was only one insurance company which was also driven by the government.
It did work to some extent, depending how good was eastern block doing in economical terms. After the revolution there came private hospitals, clinics and we have more than one health insurance companies.
But there is one aspect - health insurance is mandatory. Each citizen has to pay % of his salary or fixed minimum in case he is unemployed, if you are registered as a “seeker of new job” state will pay it for you. You have to be unemployed for many months to not
If you want, you can pay extra for better care on a private clinic. But anyway, medics, doctors and nurses are underpaid and overloaded. Just about 30-40 kilometers away from Bratislava, they can earn more than 2x of their current salary. On other hand, medical services is affordable and available for everyone, even when the quality may vary.
Regarding topic i started…
a) There are official Church communities.
Those are registered by the Conference of Bishops in Slovakia, and are official christian communities.
b) There are non-profit organizations with religious activity.
To become a registered religion in Slovakia, you need 20 000 believers to be officially recognized. The limit was much lower years back, but certain small religious sects (with declared membership under 200 people) took the oportunity. The disadvantage is that certain quite important religions are not officially recognized - buddhism, islam as they have about 5000 members. As so they officially cannot perform marriages.
Status of non-profit organization here is then misused by those religious groups which call themselves “christian”, but are not accepted by the officially recognized as “official church community” by catholic church, protestants, or evangelicals. The only option is to form a nonprofit organization, which is also used by some well known sects like scientologists.
In my work as an activist i had to carefully recognize “who is who”. Apparently, the protesters against metal culture have one thing incommon. They are not members of “official church communities”, but are members and representatives of religious non-profit organizations. So far i found only one with real member base, they have active membership and they do publish book and do really nice job in conserving one old abandoned monastery. Those have no idea about secularism and they want everyone to live like a christian. Their “law awareness” (not sure about proper english term) is low, as one of their activity is direct violation of our voting campaing laws. They are pesky, but thats about it.
The other, and more important group are either “nonprofit organizations” which cover certain religious sects or bogus NPOs without membership (but a lot of petitioning), and a lot of political activity - at least on the internet, and social media. They use truly magnificent names for their NPOs and they may give impression they are in important position within society, which is quite away from the truth. In one case i found unregistered organization, which is kinda strange.
Since 2018 the laws for non-profit organizations became bit more strict. NPOs have to declare some membership and some activity over year, else they might be automatically disbanded. So i hope no new NPOs will appear from thin air, writing an open letter to minister of culture, but without any real backing of the citizens.