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Cheap insurance program was discussed in the Parlaiment2009-02-19 17:48
Today the parliamentary Committee on Health Care and Social Protection listened to Alexander Kvitashvilili, the Minister of Labour, Health Care and Social Protection, who presented the MPs the new program of cheap health insurance.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to Kvitashvili , the program proposed by the government is aimed to improve medical services for citizens but not to develop insurance companies.
Kvitashvili assured that the state will conduct constant monitoring of the insurance companies which signed the memorandum on the cheap insurance program; and will take all the measures to let every insured person to be provided with all the services the package includes.
According to the Minister, the program implies emergency aid in casualties, emergency hospital care (emergency operations) and out-patient treatment.
Both parliamentary majority and opposition MPs asked the Minister burning questions. The opposition hesitates the program can be implemented. Claims against insurance companies were uttered.
In response to the critical statements the Minister said that such meetings and opinions are very important as he can learn more about the drawbacks and eliminate them.
Kvitashvili claimed that the Ministry is still working to improve the package of cheap insurance and the final version of the program will be presented to the government on February 24th .