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Dominican Republic: Abinader announces inclusion of two million Dominicans in insurance

The president-elect, Luis Abinader, announced yesterday that with the savings that the State will obtain as a result of the merger and elimination of “unnecessary institutions”, as of August 16, they will include two million Dominicans in family health insurance.

“By December of this year, 100 percent of Dominicans will have access to health services,” the next president reported on his twitter account @luisabinader.

The decision honors the commitment made by Abinader in its change proposal to invest where it is needed and eliminate unnecessary expenses.

The expansion of health insurance coverage is encouraging news for many families who do not have insurance to cope with the increase in health expenses due to the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

Among the institutions that will be eliminated, according to the information provided by the future president, are the Office of State Works Supervising Engineers (OISOE), the State Council of the

Azúcar (CEA) and the Patrimonial Fund of Reformed Companies (FONPER).
On the subject, the next administrative minister of the Presidency, José Ignacio Paliza, warned that many other similar entities will be eliminated and merged with organizations or other public institutions to have a government “more efficient, more agile and less bureaucratic.”

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