Ukraine's Health Ministry seeks to finance medical insurance system from general tax
Ukraine's Health Ministry has proposed to finance the medical insurance system from general tax, Deputy Health Minister Pavlo Kovtoniuk said at a press conference on Wednesday.
He said that general taxes are paid by all citizens living in the country, including those who are working in the shadows.
"We believe that the best way for Ukraine is to use general tax as a tool to collect funds from citizens," he said.
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