Infosalus.- The Council of Ministers approves the Equity Law to prevent new health co-payments

04-11-2021 The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, appears at a press conference to report on the issues discussed at the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, at the Ministry of Health, on November 4, 2021, in Madrid ( Spain). During the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, three sums of money have been approved to improve the National Health System (SNS). The items will be allocated to medical training programs (MIR system), plasma research and digitization of the SNS. HEALTH EUROPE PRESS / E. Vine. POOL – Europa Press (EUROPA PRESS / E. Parra. POOL – Eu /)


On Monday, the Council of Ministers gave its approval to the Draft Bill of Equity, Universality and Cohesion in the National Health System (SNS), which aims, among other issues, to prevent the establishment of new health copayments.

This was announced at a press conference after the Council of Ministers by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, who has described this rule as “very important” because it “improves and expands the rights” of citizens.

This same Monday, the state co-spokesperson of Podemos, Pablo Fernánez, has reaffirmed his disagreement with this rule because, in his opinion, it maintains “intact” the regulation 15/1997 of the Government of José María Aznar that allows the “privatization” of health public. For this reason, it has advanced that there will be a “battery of amendments” in the parliamentary process, in order to reverse the privatizations in the health services.

The approach of the confederal space is to present amendments, when the preliminary draft of the Equity Law enters the Lower House, which stipulates the impossibility of applying new indirect management concessions and not renewing the existing ones.

“It is the opportunity to close the door to the conception of health as a business, as a commercialization”, has shelled the leader of the purple formation, to insist that they want a “profound modification” of the regulations promoted by Aznar. Consequently, he has said that they trust the PSOE to “come to his senses”, “rectify” and “accept” these amendments, given that now they are not in accordance with the approach taken by the Health Minister.

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