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Swiss parliament renews ban on new medical practices for two more years

Less than 5 days after a large majority of Swiss citizens massively voted against a constitutional initiative designed to restrict patients' choice of doctors, Parliament has extended to 2010 its current ban on the opening of new private medical practices. This ban protects established doctors from competition of newcomers and increases waiting lists. Major physician associations and their lobbies offered only token resistance to the parliamient's decree.

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