The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, announced that the Government summoned prepaid medicine companies to discuss the collection of copayments announced by health providers in the last hours.
“We are going to call a meeting this noon to be able to address this issue and try to define what has an impact on people,” said the official in dialogue with El Uncover.
In this sense, the official indicated that the Government will “try to prevent this new increase from reaching the population”, but acknowledged that “it is not necessary to authorize the co-payment according to what the law says.”
“What we are trying to do is sit down to minimize the impact,” the minister emphasized.
This Sunday, the Argentine Federation of Health Providers (FAPS) announced that clinics, sanatoriums, hospitals, nursing homes and other medical institutions will once again charge co-payments to prepaid affiliates as of January 1, 2022.
The measure will oblige patients from companies of Prepaid Medicine and Social Work of Management to pay 9% of the value of each medical benefit. They attribute the measure to lack of funding.
“It is a consequence of the critical financial situation of the sector that worsens year after year and forces us to make these decisions,” they reported from the association.
Among others, those associated with Cemic, Femedica, Galeno Argentina, Medife, Swiss Medical Group, Medicus SA, Omint SA, Obra Social Luis Pasteur and Osde will be affected.
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