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Minister lied about support for single health insurer

Health Minister Ivan Valentovič received only seven letters in support of introducing the proposed system with a single health insurer, the Health Policy Institute (HPI) said.

It is not true that he received dozens of such letters as he reported at the end of February.

Based on the law on free access to information, HPI learned from the ministry that from January 2 to March 2 the minister got 1,344 letters and e-mails and seven of them were from supporters of the single health insurer system.

Last month, Valentovič refused to acknowledge a collective objection to the draft revision of the Health Insurance Act that would introduce the new health insurance system. The initiators of the objection were HPI, the Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), the Conservative Institute of M.R. Štefánik and the Civic Conservative Party.

The ministry said that the objection is irrelevant as most signatories supported their initiative on the Internet.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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