Leaders of the top four political parties all opposed regime plans to begin co-payments in the Universal Healthcare Coverage system. From left: Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan of Pheu Thai, Suvit Maesincee, deputy leader of the Palang Pracharath Party, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit. (Photo by Pawat Laopaisarntaksin)Four major political parties have voiced disagreement over a co-payment proposal while stressing the Universal Healthcare Coverage (UC) scheme would be improved to ensure efficiency in and equal access to healthcare. "The party will be gearing toward prevention and health promotion as well as wider public participation in the healthcare system," she told a seminar in Bangkok on Monday. According to Mr Abhisit, if anyone is to pay, it should not the public but those involved in creating products contributing to illnesses, or which endanger public health.
Source: Bangkok Post February 11, 2019 21:45 UTC