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HB 6069 means higher hospital fees, less poor beneficiaries — solon 05/19/2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

HB 6069 means higher hospital fees, less poor beneficiaries — solon

05/19/2012
Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño yesterday decried what he perceived as the railroading of House Bill 6069, which converts 26 public hospitals into government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs), warning it would most likely result in higher hospital fees and reduced services for poor patients.

“Essentially this bill aims to convert the 26 government-run hospitals into independent money-making corporations. It will justify more cuts in government subsidies and the reduction of services to indigent patients,” Casiño said.

The solon also pointed out that the hasty approval of the bill in the committee on health last Wednesday violated the rules of the House of Representatives since stakeholders and affected sectors were not given sufficient notice, time and opportunity to air their concerns..... MORE

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