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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Ukraine starts moving towards public health insurance
02.06.2015 | 18:25
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

On Tuesday, June 2, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk during a meeting of the Board of the Health Ministry said that the country should "move towards the state health insurance", while ambulance services should be absolutely free as well as primary care.

"Many people - after difficult challenges, after the waged war, after the economic crisis that stretches since 2008 and just strengthening of Russian military aggression - cannot afford to pay for medical services, Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized. - We should move towards the state health insurance. We have no other option – it is the joint responsibility of the society. We are not the only ones who live in such a way, so lives Europe, so live the United States."

First and foremost, according to the Prime Minister, ambulance services should be provided free: "Everything that corresponds to ambulance services should be one hundred per cent funded by the state. Moreover, the state has to ensure primary care."

Thanks to the introduction of public health insurance, he emphasized, "the one, who paid money, will know that the operation for hundreds of thousands of hryvnias will be paid from the state health insurance fund."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to Health Minister Olexandr Kvitashvili: "We have three months. We have the Parliament that wants changes. We have the Ministry that proposes changes. In September, I demand results in both the adoption of bills and the purchase of drugs and medicines, as well as providing vaccines. A concrete result."


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