Thursday, September 28, 2023

New conflict between the Government and the opposition in the Health reform process

For next Tuesday, September 12, the plenary session of the House of Representatives has the first item on the agenda to continue the second debate on Health reform, after sinking the proposal to archive.

As a matter of procedure, what is going on now is to vote on the presentation report with the current text; However, as a result of the accidental commission created to try to reach agreements between all parties, the opposition and other sectors demand that the commission be installed first and work on the new text, before voting on the proposal.

The issue is that the president of the Chamber, the liberal representative Andrés Calle, who is close to President Gustavo Petro, said that the process to be followed on Tuesday is to vote positively on the presentation report and then give way to the commission accident, whose members and working hours will be announced on the same day.

Hence the resentment of parties like Cambio Radical and the Democratic Center. Uribe’s congressman Juan Espinal, currently the second vice president of the Chamber, asked Calle: “that even the report of the positive presentation of the reform will not be approved. “I don’t think it’s convenient, we don’t know what changes to present.”

For the representative of Antioquia, it is important “that the Government, the president of the House and the governing parties really show the willingness to talk about a reform that worries 50 million Colombians. The subcommittee is very important that message for the Petro Government; “He should listen to the citizens and Congress.”

This Tuesday, then, there will be a discussion on whether or not to vote on the presentation, before the subcommittee is formed. Time is running out for this initiative, which still needs to go through three debates, amid the campaign and the delay it has caused for the work of Congress.

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