President of the Government Pedro Sánchez held a meeting with associations fighting cancer in Seville this Saturday to which it has moved the executive’s commitment to implement it immediately, so that it comes into force in June, right to be forgotten oncology, To give effect to this, the government will promote a legislative initiative aimed at “or Declare all segments based on history of cancer as void that exclude or discriminate when contracting products or services”, or “prevent the insured’s cancer history from being taken into account in order to impose more burdensome conditions in insurance contracts, or, in the first instance, of not declaring The right to establish that you have cancer is when you are going to get insurance linked to the mortgage loan.
As explained in a note by the Presidency of the Government, this new right will benefit all people who have completed cancer treatment five years before the date of signing the contract, without a subsequent recurrence. This will be done through the amendment of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2007 of 16 November, which approves the General Law and other complementary laws to protect consumers and users, and the consolidated text of the Law on Insurance Contracts. something that “will become a reality in June” Which will happen when the parliamentary process of this reform ends.
This was announced by Pedro Sánchez himself, who referred to the meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the delegation of the Andalusian government, and which was initially attended by the Minister of Health, José Manuel Minones. Went His first meeting of the election campaign for the 28 May local elections which he had organized in Seville at the Palace of the Exhibitions and Congresses, which he wore with a golden bow on the shirt he wore, and which he had been given by one of the directors of the associations participating in the event, as he explained .
Sánchez, who claimed that this Saturday’s announcement was an example of “useful politics”, remarked at a PSOE rally that the meeting followed some information that had appeared in the media a few weeks earlier, which had attracted his attention. attracted. ‘Stories’ of patients who have recovered from cancer but regret facing ‘wall of discrimination’,
Pedro Sánchez wanted to thank the work of all the associations in the fight against cancer, all the institutions and the thousands of people who have worked to make oncology a reality the right to be forgotten, because as he said, it does not matter that is, after suffering a serious illness, is punished with even more difficult circumstances.
He also apprised his interlocutors of other actions being taken by the government in the fight against cancer. With regard to investment in research, the President mentioned the 480 million that have been allocated to science and innovation Over 1,000 Research Projects Against cancer between 2018 and 2022, conveyed through Perte para la Salud de Vanguardia.
With regard to prevention and early detection, he cited, among others, the new cancer strategy of the National Health System (SNS) 2021, which focuses on early detection, population screening and long-term survivorship care; He Primary Care Action Plan 2022-2023172.4 million allocated for the reinforcement of primary care by autonomous communities in 2023 and 434 million for improving infrastructure and equipment, or the Invet plan (investment in high technology equipment), which focuses 800 million from 2021.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (Aeccd), the Spanish Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer, the Spanish Federation of Breast Cancer (Fecma), the Spanish Group of Cancer Patients (Gepac), the Marco Luna Association. and those affected by Asako Ovarian Cancer.