PiS Suggests 6% Healthcare Spending
News: The main opposition conservative party in Poland, Law and Justice (PiS), has suggested the minimum healthcare expenditure should be 6.0% of the gross domestic product (GDP). While debating the national healthcare policy on October 8, PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski asked for increasing healthcare spending in the country from the current 4.2% to 6.0% of GDP. The party opposed the present centralised healthcare financing system, demanding provision of funds to provincial governors directly. Other ideas proposed included abolishing the National Health Fund (NFZ) and removing limits for medical treatments.