Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Health reforms to be ruled on by constitutional court

TWO of the recent reform laws on health, will be sent for a ruling to the Constitutional Court by the end of January 2005, according to the daily Pravda.

The two laws in question are the law on the extension of healthcare and the health insurance law. MPs from the Smer and Free Forum parties are preparing a joint appeal,three months after the six reforms were approved by parliament.

"We wanted to prepare it properly," explained Pavol Paška, of SMER, said of the appeal. Their main concern is that people will have to make compulsory insurance payments to health insurers, which are actually private joint-stock companies.

This means that money that would previously have been public will flow into private corporations.

The Smer and Free Forum MPs want to ask the court for temporary measures to stop health insurers being transformed into joint-stock companies.

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

Top stories

Meucci: Italy is not going through a catastrophe

Gabriele Meucci has been serving as the Italian Ambassador to Slovakia since January this year. Coming from a posting in Kosovo where he headed the major EULEX mission, he says that Slovakia is a haven for Italian…

Italian Ambassador to Slovakia Gabriele Meucci

Unique discovery proves contact between Great Moravia and Orient Photo

Arabic coin was found at the hillfort of Neštich.

Bratislava marks birthday of its unique character

Schӧner Náci has a life-size statue in the city centre.

The sculpture of Schӧner Náci

Discussion about road project becomes emotional

Analysts want more alternatives for the road from Zvolen to Košice to be assessed

The protest at Soroška