Healthcare workers and patients demonstrate against privatisation in Madrid’s health service

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 04 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b785
  1. Miguel Jara
  1. 1Madrid

    A coalition of health professionals and patients is to demonstrate in Madrid next week against increasing privatisation in the capital’s public healthcare system.

    The coalition, called the Coordinadora Anti-privatización de Madrid, condemns the People’s Party government of the president of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, for “developing a healthcare model that dismantles, slowly but surely, the public healthcare system to offer large benefits to construction, finance, and health insurance companies,” said Juan Antonio Gómez Liébana, a nurse, sociologist, and member of the coalition.

    Since 2004 Mrs Aguirre’s government has been promoting a private finance initiative, …

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