List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; List of contributors; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgments; 1. Health systems governance in Europe: the role of EU law and policy Elias Mossialos, Govin Permanand, Rita Baeten and Tamara Hervey; 2. Health care and the EU: the law and policy patchwork Tamara Hervey and Bart Vanhercke; 3. EU regulatory agencies and health protection Govin Permanand and Ellen Vos; 4. The hard politics of soft law: the case of health Scott L. Greer and Bart Vanhercke; 5. Public health policies Martin McKee, Tamara Hervey and Anna Gilmore; 6. Fundamental rights and health care Jean McHale; 7. EU competition law and public services Tony Prosser; 8. EU competition law and health policy Julia Lear, Elias Mossialos and Beatrix Karl; 9. Public procurement and state aid in national health care systems Vassilis Hatzopoulos; 10. Private health insurance and the internal market Sarah Thomson and Elias Mossialos; 11. Free movement of services in the EU and health care Wouter Gekiere, Rita Baeten and Willy Palm; 12. Enabling patient mobility in the EU: between free movement and coordination Willy Palm and Irene A. Glinos; 13. The EU legal framework on e-health Stefaan Callens; 14. EU law and health professionals Miek Peeters, Martin McKee and Sherry Merkur; 15. The EU pharmaceuticals market: parameters and pathways Leigh Hancher; Bibliography; Index.