Proper medical and pension reform, just tariffs – we will makes changes

19:22 06.03.2019

Yulia Tymoshenko, presidential candidate and Batkivshchyna Party Leader, says that if elected she will take three important steps to restore social justice – implement effective medical reform on the basis of medical insurance, pension reform on the basis of a personalized system, and tariffs that people can afford.

“Today the authorities claim 144 reforms. But these reforms, unfortunately, have not created better conditions for people’s lives. For example, the reform of the health system made medicine inaccessible to most people,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during a meeting with the community of Tulchyn, Vinnytsia region.

The politician stressed that there is a bill registered in parliament on insurance medicine developed by the medical community and the Associations of Patients, where employers will pay compulsory medical insurance with a simultaneous reduction in taxes, while the non-working – pensioners, children and disabled – receive insurance from the state, as is common practice in the world.”

“This bill will be adopted immediately after the election of the new President of Ukraine,” she said.

According to Yulia Tymoshenko, the second unacceptable reform is pension reform. The politician supports a personalized model, which is also a common practice throughout the civilized world.

“If we are moving to Europe, then we should adopt a law on European pension provision and the introduction of a European pension model. We have a draft bill,” said the presidential candidate, and explained that, according to the proposed model, private pension accounts will be opened for each person in the state bank, to which contributions will be made and which will be regularly indexed and accrue interest.

According to the politician, the third unacceptable reform is the so-called reform of the energy market and unfair tariffs.

“They control the gas deposits and have a monopoly right to set tariffs for the population. It is unacceptable. Firstly, natural gas of Ukrainian extraction should be directed to the needs of people and budget institutions, and an adequate price for gas should be set, which according to all calculations is 3.50 hryvnias per thousand cubic meters not 8.55 hryvnias per thousand cubic meters,” explained Yulia Tymoshenko, reminding the audience that she recently won the lawsuit against the government of Ukraine regarding the illegal increase of gas prices for the population, and said that as President she will cut gas prices in half.