AIM - Letter sent to Commissioner Malmström on TTIP with ESIP
Earlier this month, AIM together with the European Social Insurance Platform (ESIP) sent a letter to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
TTIP is a free trade agreement that aims to promote trade and economic growth between the US and Europe. The focus is primarily on the removal of non-tariff barriers to facilitate trans-Atlantic commerce.
Within their letter, AIM and ESIP appreciate the progress that has been made in the preparations of TTIP regarding the wording of social security reservations in the agreement itself. Nevertheless healthcare payers and social security institutions have still some concerns they would like to have clarified, such as a clear and unambiguous exclusion of social security systems in the final TTIP agreement.
The full letter to the EU Trade commissioner can beread here.
AIM, the International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies, is the umbrella organisation of non-profit healthcare payers, health mutual and health insurance funds in Europe and in the world. Through its 63 members from 28 countries, AIM provides health coverage to 240 million people in the word and around 200 million in Europe through compulsory and/or complementary health insurance and managing health and social facilities. To find out more about AIM’s work, please visit their website.
Originally posted on 27 July 2016