“Health care is so expensive and unpredictable that it creates a failure that prevents the market from regulating it adequately,” Quirós said.
“The healthcare systems of the world’s developed countries are subject to strong government control and regulation. The systems are primarily governmental in nature. Then there may be private providers, 7% or 10% of the population, but these are primarily state in nature,” the minister added. by Radio Con Vos.
The official described Milei’s initiative, which, according to his government plan, aims to “tariffize all health services and self-manage the services” as part of “symbols and labels” whose meaning “does not provide a more detailed description.” “.
“Technically, it is not the market that regulates the healthcare system. The vast majority of countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are aware of this, including the United States, which was the most liberal of all, and the law that Obama (sponsored by former President Barack Obama) brought the state back into its regulation,” he explained.
Quirós stressed that “demand financing strategies—which Milei also proposes with vouchers for the education sector—have already “failed” and that they “were tried in several countries in the 90s, with England being the model”.
“What happens when you fund demand is that people move with a certain level of technical ignorance about what is best for them, that fewer people go to some hospitals, but no one stops going there, and that you never have a Health center close,” said the official.
In this sense, he stressed that if this idea were to prevail, some health centers would be “defunded” but “they would remain open and provide increasingly poor services”.
“When you lock up a group in hospitals who have serious problems, it greatly increases the inequality of services in the health system,” he said.
Quirós considered that the La Libertad Avanza voter was part of a “social group” that wanted “a change but with rebellion and fatigue,” describing them as outside the “rational plane.”
“Many people don’t agree with proposals when you analyze them proposal by proposal. They are not on a rational level,” he said. And he added that this part of society “no longer wants to listen, and the only thing they value is a person who expresses anger and frustration physically and with his words, with great respect, irrationally.”
In this regard, the Buenos Aires official expressed self-criticism, stating that “Argentine leaders have spent 20 years building rationality,” and he counted himself among those “responsible for a group to argue in this way.”
“Many get angry about what Milei says, and I always say: ‘Inwardly, what did you do wrong, so a large part of society, no matter what they say to the person who is angry, will accompany them, no matter what to destroy?’ ‘” he mused.