Bill passed to reduce wait times in healthcare

Ljubljana, 14 July - The National Assembly has passed an emergency bill designed to tackle long wait times for health services by securing more money and prepare the system for a more sweeping reform that is to follow. The bill exposed a fault-line between the Left and the rest of the ruling coalition as the former is worried the law could undermine public healthcare.

Patients queuing at the Ljubljana emergency ward.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA
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