"LO: We risk to go towards a VIP-welfare for those who can afford"
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"the DEBATE. In the days the news came that the number of private health insurance continues to increase. Insurance is significantly more common among people with high income and long education than among people with low income and short education. Two-thirds of the insured are men. "
"LO see the private sjukvårdsförsäkringarna as an ingredient in a giftcocktail that threatens the welfare. To 650 000 person has a private health insurance means that more and more citizens believe that they can get faster care with the help of försäkringsvård than via the solidarity-funded health care. When the well-paid can buy shortcuts to health care, reduces their interest in contributing through their taxes to a good health care to all distributed according to need. We risk to go towards a VIP-welfare for those who can afford, and a lack of basvälfärd to the rest. Such a development would increase the gaps in society and lead to a deterioration of public health. "
"In januariöverenskommelsens paragraph 59, reads as follows: ”Patients' rights are strengthened and the principle of care according to needs is secured”. It commits. The government together with the Centre party and the Liberals need to act decisively to secure the health and care needs. That private health insurance has become förmånsbeskattade is a step in the right direction, but it is not enough."
"The rapid rise of private health insurance has been made possible by the private providers of publicly financed welfare also may accept privately funded clients. The insurance companies have been given the opportunity to sign a contract with a provider that has its nucleus cushioned with publicly-funded patients. They make use of in practice, publicly funded health providers to be able to beat solidarity and needs-based principles out of the game. "
"Furthermore, the LO to providers of publicly funded welfare only to pursue publicly funded activities. The sharp increase in the proportion of health care run by private contractors and the requirements expressed on the privatisation of the additional emergency hospitals makes it extremely urgent to strengthen the protection of the solidarity-based health care. "
"A common welfare, that is when and where we need it, contributes to the equality, growth and prosperity. A democratically controlled and jointly distributed welfare creates a sense of trust and cohesion between people. Equality increases when prosperity reaches everyone, and provide extra support to those who need it. In welfare, we are citizens, not customers. We want that everyone should get welfare according to need, not to those who can pay extra will get to go before. Therefore, both the private paid shortcuts and vinstjakt in the welfare to be stopped."
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