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Bill taking money for health rejected by the Senate

MedExpress Team


Published Dec. 5, 2022 15:22

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The Senate Health Committee rejected the Act on the Professions of Physician and Dentist in its entirety, which provides for transferring the costs of certain services from the state budget to the National Health Fund. The upper house will consider the bill at its next meeting, which begins on December 14.

- I am appalled that we have to vote on such a project. We would like to introduce some amendments, but such a bill cannot be accepted - explained the chairman of the committee, Beata Małecka-Libera, at the end of the two-hour meeting.

The meeting began with the presentation of the government's position by Deputy Minister of Health Maciej Miłkowski, who repeated all the arguments presented by the ministry during the work in the Sejm, emphasizing that the act will not have any negative consequences in terms of financing health care, because although it does reduce finances the National Health Fund by PLN 13 billion (benefit costs, no contributions paid by the budget and transfer of PLN 5.5 billion from the reserve fund to the C...

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