The task of the new government is to introduce mandatory medical insurance

13:49 13.07.2019

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko says the new government should introduce a system of compulsory medical insurance so that Ukrainians can have high-quality and affordable medical care.

“The situation in health care needs to be corrected immediately, and this will be one of the first tasks of a new government that will work in the interests of the people – to introduce a system of compulsory health insurance,” Yulia Tymoshenko said in Chernihiv.

The politician believes that the introduction of compulsory health insurance will save the health system. Under this system, which works successfully in many European countries, the employer pays insurance for his employees (and gets a tax deduction), and the state pays for the unemployed, pensioners and children.

In her opinion, what is happening in medicine is “extermination of Ukrainians,” not reform.

“Over the past 5 years nearly 500 hospitals and polyclinics, 1,633 FAPs have been eliminated, almost 70,000 doctors moved abroad, 32 thousand have been dismissed, and mortality is already twice as high as birth rates,” she said.