ADECES requests that TC revoked the euro rate definitely and soon the Association questioned the euro by recipe can be a rate, and autonomies have competence to impose it rate also rationalizes the spending on drugs… the poorest thousands of citizens come reduced their purchasing power by the slowness of the Government in the appeal of unconstitutionality ADECES (Association for rights civilEconomic and social) hopes that the Constitutional Tribunal (TC) annul definitively and as soon as possible, the euro by recipe, which has been suspended as interim in Catalonia and which also will be suspended in Madrid, when the Court admitted the appeal of unconstitutionality of Government.
Without competition from autonomy to set a rate for the service of issuing prescriptions. For ADECES the issuance of recipes cannot be subject to a fee, as recently stated by the Madrid government spokesman, pretending to differentiate so Catalonia rate because there is no consistent in this activity in particular administrative service.
Rates are characterized because they taxed activities or services provided by the Administration, requested by the individual who can benefit from them.
In this case, patients do not request a service of recipes, but it requested the national system of health care. This, according to the law of cohesion and quality of the SNS, aims to guarantee the common and basic conditions for a comprehensive and continuing care. The doctor issues prescriptions if deemed suitable and not at the request of the patient.
The same law points out that they are considered benefits that are part of the integral attention, among others, Diagnostics; and the catalogue of benefits includes primary care, specialty, geriatric, of emergencies, the pharmaceutical provision…
In conclusion, claim to charge a fee for issuing a prescription that the patient requested, is as much as give nature letter to self-medication, amen break the integral character of the SNS. The same rule of three patient requests (and therefore it could try to collect) the paper covering the stretchers, the use of a box of emergency, etc.
Without autonomous competences for taxing the drug
The Association questioned the competence of the autonomies to apply this lien, that as he understood it violates the right to equality and competence sharing of the different public administrations, established respectively in articles 14 and 149 of the Constitution and developed by the law of cohesion and quality of the SNS, which in its article 2 establishes as principles of law: “The provision of the services to users in terms of effective equality and quality and its universal and public assurance by the State”.
All this prevents that communities can arrogate to itself the competence of taxing medicines. The rational use of drugs… of the poor or when the economy is imposed on all. Admittedly, that charge a euro for recipe promotes the rational use of medication, but fundamentally of those citizens with few resources who will no longer attend his illness or ailment by the loss of income that represents.
You cannot penalize the disease, or cross out of irresponsible citizens and professionals in medicine, noting that it is a deterrent measure to prevent the unnecessary accumulation of drugs in the homes, which ask the chronic.
The effect on revenues and the rights of measures on drugs.
The rate of Catalunya and Madrid with an annual cap of 61 and 72 euros respectively, it is a way of raising money, (pay twice for drugs) that it influences that the purchasing power of pensioners will be reduced this year. In Madrid a pension of 618 euros will be reduced until in 168 euros, 1.94%, arriving to withstand a \”copago sanitario\” up to 96 euros annually (limit of 8 euros per month) and the rate of the euro by prescription (up to 72 euros per year). ” If we add the loss of the purchasing power of 1.9%, the effect is a reduction of 3.84% on disposable income.
On the other hand, thousands of citizens have seen reduced their purchasing power by the slowness of the Central Government in making use of their powers and introducing, on that basis, the remedy of unconstitutionality, whose processing was started nearly seven months later of the initiative of the Generalitat were put up.
To deter intended to those who disagree with the euro by recipe put on record its objection, are obliged to fill in a form for medication. So that alleged savings in pharmaceutical expenditure will have to deduct you, at least, the following concepts: aggravation of ailments or illnesses by an incorrect treatment, the cost of managing forms of objection, unproductive time that pharmacists invest in managing forms and, finally, the limits to the exercise of claim that those who cannot or know how to populate will suffer form.