Guinness Gonzalez Garcia leads a team analyzing health reform

Dust off President Alberto Fernandez Former Health Minister Genes Gonzalez Garcia’s Ideas for Reforming the Health System And so Argentina put a dam on the more radical reform intentions that the Kirchnery wing of his government had been promoting for so long and that would mean sheer and simple nationalization.

As mentioned Nation Last Wednesday, the Minister of State for Health, Carla Vizzotti, and holders of health portfolios in 24 jurisdictions of the country, at a meeting of the Federal Health Council (COVISA), in Villa La Angostura, decided to Progress in health system integration and agreement to take first steps in view of “strategic axes”. Although nothing was mentioned about how to implement this fix, A document with the main points has been prepared for it The proposal, which this newspaper managed to reach.

This was confirmed by a man from the Albertista line who occupies a high position in the health field What is needed in this project, developed mainly by people who were already at the time when Gonzalez Garcia was a minister, It is to address the initiative promoted by the National Institute. “When you read the words of every project or project outline, they seem to be saying the same thing, but not saying the same thing. Alberto intends to preserve and make Social Security more efficient, while the other strives to preserve health“, claimed.

According to a source from private medicine, the main axes of the Ministry of Health project are: Social Business Integration so that there is a smaller number but with a greater range; Work in the National Resources Fund to finance high-cost medicineswhich must be obtained through centralized procurement by the state (with a good practice protocol), and Provides a fair way to collect posts.

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A man who knows the project firsthand explained that insisting on the concept of integration has to do with the idea that Gonzalez Garcia and his people always had. Take advantage of the structures and resources available from the different sub-systems (public, private and social security) so that they provide services to each other. The source added: “The proposal for this line is to build on what is going on and make some non-basic adjustments, but that will help them reach the year 2023.”

Meanwhile, sources in the health district of Kirchner village reported that they did not know in detail the Ministry of Health’s offer. “imagine that We don’t even have the document where the main themes are supposed to be detailed”, one of them commented. He added: “I heard there was talk of an agreement to move forward with this reform, but it is not. There is no consensus on how to make each change. There is generally only one consensus on the need to reform the health system“.

Nation He tried to speak with Hector Dyer, Secretary General of the Federation of Health and a man close to Alberto Fernandez, but he did not answer the question. Nor was it possible to get a response from the presidency.

When asked if they saw better the project of the Patria Institute, the same sources from the Kirchner wing answered that they did not think this proposal was clear either. However, the private medicine man pointed out that this other idea is almost always latent. “They push it all the time, but it has no political ceiling, because no one will vote for it, except for the hard core of the Kirchners. When Christina [Fernández] A year and a half ago, he spoke about the necessity of reform and its rejection by public opinion. In a survey on this topic, 65% of people were against regime change‘, he remembers.

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Although the project of the Patria Institute is very publicly exposed, there is no doubt about its intentions both in the Alberti Wing and in the private medicine sector: They consider it easy and simple to nationalize the system, which includes, among other things, the strengthening of state-owned pharmaceutical factories. If approved, prepaid and social work will disappear. They never said it that way, but it is, because behind it there are trained theorists in Cuba ”, said a specialist from the health field, who did not want to mention it.

The case is not simple. According to sources in the region,Health fund of $45,000 million (8% of GDP). In addition, as a man of the sector shown in the graph, the person who gives health generates dependence on the person who receives it. “It’s like a person making a social plan. If you can, you can give it to one without giving it to another, and thus manage the wills.”

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