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Social Partners agree to disagree on health insurance law

The Social Partnership Council (HSR) failed to reach an agreement on the draft amendment to the law on health insurance companies on July 31.

As Health Minister Ivan Valentovič stated after the HSR session, the draft will be sent to the Cabinet despite the objections of employers, such as Marián Jusko from the National Association of Employers (RÚZ), who believe that health insurance companies have a right to earn a profit. Employers also disagree with lowering the cap on expenditures insurance companies can use for administration.

But Valentovič stood firm in his opinion that health insurance companies are institutions in charge of administrating public funds, while insurance premiums are set by law. That is why health insurance companies should not misuse their position and should redirect their profits back to the system, he said.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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