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Health insurance reform proposal misses signature threshold

National News // By Tay Kinnear // April 17, 2019

Two people’s initiatives aimed at reforming the Swiss health insurance market have failed to obtain enough signatures to go to a vote.

Pixabay Health insurance reform proposal misses signature threshold

Campaigners need to gather 100,000 signatures in 18 months.

The backers wanted to ban MPs from sitting on health insurance company boards and allow cantons, and not the interior ministry, to set premiums.

There are serious concerns on how much healthcare costs, but despite efforts from the government and political parties – there has been limited progress.

But there are still other initiatives active, including a proposal to cap premiums.

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