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Swiss voters reject plan to switch from private to public health system

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5990 (Published 02 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5990
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

Voters in Switzerland have rejected a proposed plan to dismantle the nation’s private health insurance system and replace it with a new state operated system.

In a nationwide referendum held on 28 September, 62% of voters opposed the establishment of a single state run entity providing basic health insurance, preferring instead to keep the private system, which currently has 61 private companies.

The Green Party of Switzerland issued a press statement after …

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