The needy being denied health insurance
According to the Dominican Coalition of NGOs for the Defense of Health (COCODSALUD), Health Insurance Companies (ARS) have denied coverage to 36,000 people suffering from cancer and other high cost illnesses.
Juan Manuel Perez, Coalition spokesman, said that the insurers are ignoring resolution 375-02 issued by the National Council of Social Security (CNSS) that guarantees medical attention and treatment for these patients.
Between 2014 and 2105, 36,253 patients were denied coverage, which amounts to a 20% increase in denials over that period. Perez said that the ARS are systematically leaving thousands with no coverage, which was against the law and the Constitution that guarantees access to dignified healthcare for all Dominicans.
Source: Dr1, Almomento
July 15, 2016
Category: DR News |