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Swiss Doctors Federation Baited Into Shaky Deal with Cantons

The Swiss Doctor's Federation announces a "deal" with Swiss cantonal health authorities that will suposedly end the current ban on new medical practices. As from 2010 these will be allowed... on condition that Cantonal administrations give permission! Rabid regulation of doctor demography is the name of the game .. and protection of Swiss doctors from an influx of european physicians is the name of the bait.

Read in TSR news

Santé-Suisse, the Swiss health insurers' lobby was conspicuously left out of the "ban the practice ban" negotiations. It has responded with a two-tiered health insurance project offering lower premiums for those who opt for strict managed care networks. Dr de Haller president of the Swiss Doctors Federation reacted by stating that this would "threaten quality".

Read from Santé Suisse


August 22, 2008