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What about the Health sector?

Royal - "I find it unacceptable that there are such territorial inequalities in access to health [..] I find it unacceptable that in some rural parts of France a woman for instance needs to wait several months to see a gynecologist [..] on the basis that the state pays for a part of the training of medical students, we could implement a directive that would force medical students, like is the case in other professions, to spend a part of their professional life in rural areas [..] I would generally give health a more localised approach, opening tiny clinics, focusing on proximity and thus prevention, and this would greatly reduce the sector's debt"

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:23:20 PM EST
DSK - "health expenses do not need to be controlled as they are one of the best promises for growth that we have for the next 40 years!"
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:25:57 PM EST
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So Fabius, all three of you seem to agree on a lot of points, so what really makes you different?

Fabius - "well have you noticed that we were all 3 socialists (grins). But let me summarize what I think on the Health issue. I agree with Royal when she uses concrete examples to show that we can make improvements here and there and I'm happy that she re-used a proposition I made a long time ago and that everyone had refused back then, concerning territorial inequalities and medical students [..] and I agree with DSK that the health issue will be essential to the future, these expenses will keep on increasing, and it's normal, we will live longer, we will find more expensive and effective techniques [..] I believe we need to focus on public research here"

Fabius is thus the first to take a swipe at one of the opponents, as soon as the host invited him to show why he's different.

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 04:30:01 PM EST
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