On July 9th, the Health Committee in Sejm passed acts from the oncology and queue package. – The amendments to the act on benefits financed from public funds, to which we had a number of comments, were the first issue to be discussed – reminds Vicepresident of Employers of Poland Andrzej Mądrala.
One of the most important suggestions, including representatives of employers’ organizations in regional Council of Healthcare Needs, has not been accepted by the government. Meanwhile, the lack of representatives of the private sector – when benefit providers from marshall, clinical and county hospitals – is an infringement of the principle of equality of entities.
During the debate, Minister of Health Bartosz Arłukowicz reiterated the government position and argued against the arguments of Employers of Poland. The animated discussion was joined by both coalition and opposition parliament members, most of whom shared the views presented by Robert Mołdach, representative of the Organization. Somewhat surprisingly, the inclusion of representatives of the private sector was also supported some members of Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, who called for equal treatment for all benefit providers. Despite the continued opposition of Minister Arłukowicz, PO representative Jarosław Katulski put forward a motion with the amendment, which was supported by a majority of Committee members. This should be seen as a significant success, which will have a great impact on the shape of Poland’s healthcare policy.
Andrzej Mądrala, Viceperesident of Employers of Poland