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Finance minister wants more detailed analysis

SLOVAK FINANCE Minister Ján Počiatek said he would like to see a more detailed analysis of the draft amendment to the health insurance law and to the law on public health insurance.

On March 28, the Health Policy Institute civic association pointed to the fact that Počiatek's ministry has serious objections to the Health Ministry's draft revisions on health insurance currently under review.

The Finance Ministry warned that if the laws were passed in their proposed wording, foreign health insurance companies would probably file a motion to international arbitration courts claiming Slovakia was violating bilateral agreements on the support and mutual protection of investments.

If certain groups of citizens, for whom the state pays health insurance premiums, were forced to be insured through public health insurance companies, the number of policy-holders in private health insurance would shrink. That means foreign firms' investments in Slovak health insurance companies would depreciate to a significant extent.

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