Bacolod lawmaker’s bill is ‘pro-poor’-A A +A
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
BACOLOD City Representative Anthony Golez Jr. assured that his proposed House Bill 6069, seeking for the corporatization of government hospitals, will provide faster and free medical services for the poor.
He said the policy of House Bill 6069 is pro-health and pro-poor, as the primary guiding principle of corporatizing hospitals is to prioritize the poor.
He added that the primary objective of the bill is the timely and affordable delivery of health care, fiscal autonomy and flexibility in management.
Golez said through the measure, the situation of under paid workers will be improved.
It will also cut red tape, localize hospitals, un-politicizing health care delivery, he said.
He explained that corporatization is not privatization.
“This bill will make our hospitals more efficient,” he said.
He also said that the National Government hospital corporations will remain to be owned by the public and an instrumentality of government.
Golez recognized the obligation of the government to take care of its people, especially with regard to health care, that is why the bill highlights the declaration for a universal healthcare.
He said he is 1,000 percent against the privatization of existing government hospitals. (CNC)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 21, 2012.