The confederal group, which until now did not guarantee its support, will finally vote against the amendments to the entire
MADRID, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The spokesman for United We Can in Congress, Pablo Echenique, has advanced that his group will facilitate the processing of the health equity and cohesion law, known as the 'Darias Law', after agreeing with the PSOE to try to modify the text during the amendment phase to include further limitations on health outsourcing.
In statements to the media in the corridors of Congress, he has advanced that the confederal space will reject the amendments to the entirety presented by Junts, PDeCAT, Cs and Vox (which will be addressed jointly) to this regulation and, therefore, guarantees his support for him to continue his journey in Congress after speaking "intensely" during these days with the PSOE and with the head of Health, Carolina Darias.
And it is that the purples had warned last Monday that they would not guarantee their support for the 'Darias Law' if the PSOE did not agree to change the text issued by the Council of Ministers, considering that its wording did not include real restrictions on health privatization or it repealed the law 15/1997 promoted by former popular president José María Aznar.
The two groups that make up the Executive will also hold talks with parliamentary allies such as ERC and Bildu, as well as other nationalist formations such as the PDeCAT to reach a consensus and that the bill can overcome the debate to the entirety, which will take place this Thursday.
And it is that they are aware of the parliamentary arithmetic that the chamber has and the concern of the Catalan and Basque groups for the possible affectation of regional powers in health matters.
To overcome this internal clash between the two formations, Echenique has detailed that the political agreement consists of negotiating possible changes to the text, since United We Can want to establish limits to indirect management formulas.
Therefore, the will to modify the text has prevailed and to call for a longer debate to achieve a common position between PSOE and United We Can, recognizing in the purple wing that now the positions are different on the content of the law and that it entails a legal discussion with the Ministry.
Echenique wanted to thank the Minister of Health and the socialist group for their willingness to address these differences and resolve the situation.
Yesterday, the socialist spokesman in Congress, Patxi López, trusted that he could reach a consensus with United We Can on the law but also asked his partners to understand the territorial reality of the country, given that without formulas for agreement there are communities, as in the case of Catalonia, where providing the health service would be impossible.
Meanwhile, the purples have been warning for months that restricting the outsourcing of health management is crucial and they saw the definition of the exceptionality that the legislative project contemplates to enable it as insufficient, since they understand that there are no ambitious limits in the text issued by the Council of Ministers and that all criteria were left in the hands of the communities.
And it is that United We Can aspires to include that the exceptional outsourcing does not last more than a year, that in no case is deployed for the management of hospitals or health centers and not extend health agreements with the private sector.