Increased payments for hospitals were the main topic of negotiations between health insurance companies and the Association of Hospitals in Slovakia. As was told by the member of supervisory board of the Association, Marta Eckhardtová, they were discussing with insurance companies about increasing of payments for this and next year. Most of health insurance companies do not have financial resources for increasing of payments. Beside one health insurance company, all other insurance companies declared that they do not have money. As she continued, the only health insurance company, which has offered the increasing of payments even this year, was Union health insurance company.