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For the NSA, lack of regulation is a major issue for health plans

The executive secretary said the ANS system forward, but acknowledged that the service is not yet consolidated

 
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The Commission on Human Rights and Participative Legislation Senate discusses this week, the care provided by health plans in Brazil. The executive secretary of the National Health Agency (ANS), Joao Luiz de Baroque, said the system forward, but acknowledged that the service is not yet consolidated. He said the main problems concern the lack of regulation of the sector.

He noted that there are about 15 years, there was no law that direcionasse care offered by health plans in the country. The situation, he said, opening the way for some operators come to offer a maximum of five visits per year and only three days of hospitalization in intensive care units (ICUs). In 1998, the Legislature struck a backlog of the Constitution, he said. But is important to have clarity of which is a system under construction. We have the largest public health system in the world and second largest market for health insurance, he added.

During the public hearing, the representative of ANS mourned the death of Secretary of Human Resources of the Ministry of Planning, Duvanier Paiva Ferreira, in the last 19 days. According to the family, he got sick and had denied service at two private hospitals because they had no agreement with the health plan of the public servant.

The president of the National Union of Institutions of Self-Management in Health (United), Denise Rodrigues de Brito, agree that the biggest concern in relation to the issue at this point should be to regulate the health insurance system. We have a regulatory duty, do not yet have a definitive answer of Congress in relation to this regulatory framework, he said. Last year we did eight public hearings, but there was no consensus among parliamentarians and could not move, he said.

Small operators, according to United, are disappearing due to the trend of market concentration. There, according to Denise, a growing number of users of health plans followed by a decrease in the number of operators. Be on public health or private health care, we now have a situation that asks us a response and a more attentive look. There is a tendency for greater longevity and lower birth rates, the population is getting older. There is a change in demographic and epidemiological profile, he said.

For the executive director of the Workers Central (CUT), Peter Armengol, the lack of care in public health serves as a stimulus for what he called health market. The operators, he said, are seen as saviors by Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS). The problem today is that demand is too great. I know a union leader in Brazil that has not as a main defense of the flags of the SUS. But what we see in everyday life we ​​are negotiating with employers for the basis of the care workers have health insurance.

Armengol argued that the Brazilian Congress to discuss a way of regulating the health insurance system in which human values ​​prevail and not profits.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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