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Procedure : 2008/0142(COD)
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Document selected : A6-0233/2009

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PV 23/04/2009 - 3
CRE 23/04/2009 - 3

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PV 23/04/2009 - 8.12
CRE 23/04/2009 - 8.12
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Thursday, 23 April 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

3. Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare (debate)
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  Mary Lou McDonald (GUE/NGL ), in writing . – Member States have a responsibility to their peoples to plan and deliver health care.

Health is not a commodity to be bought and sold on the internal market.

This proposal is a disgrace. It shows the Commission is blindly pursuing its discredited and obsolete liberalisation agenda. It just wants to privatise everything it can and to further centralise power in its own hands. It discriminates against less wealthy people in wealthy countries, and against all but the super-rich in less wealthy countries. It is a charter for the destruction of public health services in Member States.

The European Commission should hang their heads in shame and should withdraw this proposal immediately.

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