Lower house passes change in health care legislation


The lower house of Parliament on Tuesday approved a proposal for a change in health care legislation, one of three that make up a planned reform of the country’s health care system. Under the new law, patients’ fees for hospitalization would be raised from 60 to 100 Czech crowns per day. The opposition Social Democrats have spoken out against the change in legislation and have announced that they will file a complaint with the Constitutional Court should the proposal be approved by the lower house’s health care committee, the next step in passing the new law.