The law, which partially addresses the inequality issue in provision of health care services by making free all medications for children under 18, is due to take effect in Sweden in 2016.

Interestingly, not only Swedish citizens but also refugees and children under 18 residing illegally in the country will be entitled to free medications. The law introduces other healthcare reforms, including free mammography, reports The Local.

Starting from the summer 2016, women under 20 will also be provided with free birth control pills.