The Russian government denied the words of Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets about the introduction of paid medical care for the unemployed. Such bills are not being developed, said the press service of the Cabinet.
It recalled that the free public medical care is a constitutional guarantee: “Neither the government nor the Ministry of labor is not under development any bills that would imply the introduction of free medical care for disabled people… Medical aid in state and municipal health care institutions to all citizens for free.” (Quoted by TASS.)
The day before that such a bill is being discussed, said at the government hour in the Federation Council, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets. According to her, it is assumed that the unemployed Russians will have to make payment for the actual use of social infrastructure. She justified the new approach because the law in Russia allows the Russians to work, but they do not pay insurance contributions, including in system of obligatory medical insurance.
In a press-service of the government stressed that it agreed with the distinction, which was proposed by Golodets: “Should be distinguished anywhere not working citizens from the millions of people working in the grey sector of the economy that do not pay taxes”. There stated that “the appropriateness of any decisions concerning those and other needs very careful consideration”.
As reminds RIA “news”, informed the state Secretary – Deputy Minister Dmitry Peskov said at the international conference “Social insurance” that the Ministry of labor is discussing the possibility of introducing a tax for able-bodied persons officially anywhere not working. In a press-service of the Ministry of labor then explained that discussion of such a tax is at the expert level in the context of a study of the implementation of such practices in Belarus.