Bruce Mac Master, president of the National Association of Industrialists (ANDI) has called a “big mistake” the labor reform promoted by government in Congress. The businessman also has criticized the pension and health projects.
In a recent radio interview, Bruce Mac Master, the president of the National Association of Industrialists (ANDI), voiced serious concerns regarding the proposed reforms put forth by President Gustavo Petro’s government. Mac Master strongly criticized the labor reform, deeming it a major error that overlooks essential foundations for the economic progress of the country, such as job creation, reduction of informal employment, and enhanced labor productivity.
During a radio interview, Bruce Mac Master, the president of the National Association of Industrialists (ANDI), openly expressed his conviction that the proposed labor reform by President Gustavo Petro’s government failed to address crucial elements of employment generation, informality reduction, and increased labor productivity. Mac Master deemed this omission a significant mistake, particularly considering the current circumstances. He found it difficult to comprehend why Colombia was engaging in such an extensive and potentially costly discussion. Moreover, Mac Master also voiced concerns regarding certain aspects of the recently approved health reform during the interview.
Health Reform Faces Criticism from Business Leaders and Medical Association President
During the interview, Mac Master raised multiple concerns regarding the recently approved health reform, shedding light on various issues. He specifically emphasized his worries about insurance, public spending, and the potential influence of regional politics on accessing healthcare services. Furthermore, he expressed apprehension regarding the potential bureaucratic hurdles and significant expenses that individuals may have to face in order to obtain essential medical procedures.
Nationalization of Health System and Elimination of EPS Raise Controversy and Debate
Recently, Paula Acosta, the president of the Colombian Association of Comprehensive Medicine Companies (Acemi), emphasized the need to highlight key aspects that provide a broad overview of the Health Reform.
Acosta clarified that the Health Reform aims to eliminate the EPS (Health Promoting Entities). Additionally, she stated that the reform intends to move towards a nationalization of the health system, wherein the state would assume responsibilities such as setting rates, contracting services, conducting audits, and making payments for them.