I finally decided to jump on the private health insurance system earlier this year as one of my new year’s resolutions. It was something I meant to do but never quite got around to doing it. A bit like other people and giving up smoking!!! (Though thankfully I no longer have that bad habit)
Then after weeks and weeks for waiting on a decision about the health insurance (after all we are on Portuguese waiting time) I got sick and had no choice but to pay privately for health care.