BERN, SWITZERLAND – Switzerland, as part of its efforts to eradicate measles, is changing its obligatory health insurance laws effective 1 January 2013, so that people will not have to pay the deductible for MMR vaccinations.
The change applies to anyone born in or after 1964, in order to ensure that unvaccinated adults are covered. Most adults born earlier will have had the disease as a child.
A second modification includes neonatal cystic fibrosis testing starting in 2013. Other changes include some clarification of the rules for insurance coverage for certain types of genetic testing.