Article 4 of the Constitution states, among other things, that all Mexicans have the right to health security, and for this reason it is considered a fundamental right, for which rules, procedures and institutions must be effectively guaranteed, Needs protection, publicity and respect. ,
Basically, the fact that the State has obligations arising out of the existence of this fundamental right, produces that the satisfaction of those needs of a general nature, of which we speak, is slowly to be achieved before a population. -It is gradually more difficult for those who do not do so to grow more and more in the number and in the complexity of their sufferings.
Therefore, each state has (always to the extent of its possibilities) a health system to meet these needs, composed of public and private institutions dedicated to achieving these objectives and regulated by legal regulations, which in turn In, establish procedures. Follow to do it in the best way.
The case of the Mexican health system is very peculiar, because although there has been some progress over time in guaranteeing, protecting, promoting and respecting the right to health protection in our country; Historically, the Mexican health system has been considered a fragmented health system with a lack of coordination that has led to provision of this service being far from universal and minimally prestigious in many cases.
Much of the development of the Mexican health system has been marked by presidential ideology throughout the federal administration, with the design of legal reforms and public policies often being contradictory according to the ideology of each of them. , has generated a rather erratic process and a regression in it for several moments.
From the beginning of this six-year term, the commitment assumed by President López Obrador to transform the Mexican health system into one as efficient as Denmark’s or even better attracted attention. To this end, a discourse revolving around the fight against corruption was formulated as the best formula to achieve this and many more objectives set by the present administration, which after four years is set for the much-awaited eradication of corruption and the planned Uplift is notorious for both. The standards of the Mexican health system are far from being achieved.
Although the official discourse maintains an inexplicable and unrealistic aspiration to transform the Mexican health system into one equal to or better than the Danish one, in fact the latter has standards that are unattainable for Mexicans today, starting from the fact that In Mexico, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, about 6.2% of GDP is allocated, while Denmark allocates about 11% of it.
To usher in a true positive change, the efforts of the Mexican government today should aim at allocating progressively more and more budget to health protection year after year, not at promoting a baseless discourse that misrepresents the expectations of the population. further delay immediate decisions aimed at reforming our health system once and for all.
It is time to invite legislators and the head of the executive power to promote necessary constitutional reform that guarantees a progressive and adequate endowment of resources for health care; It is a really important issue that, like other issues, should replace today’s unnecessary electoral reforms, which are considered a high priority only for the political group in power, but which is not of interest to society in general.
I wish everyone a better and happier year 2023.