“AndThis decision could not have been taken at a worse time, in a period of economic difficulties and social uncertainty, the Order of Architects (OA) defines, as a major measure for 2023, to put forward one of the few benefits available, right in the field of health, “says the letter that Llosa was able to Access it today.
According to the letter, organic farming indicates, in the plan of related activities, that “this initiative [seguro de saúde] It represents an annual investment that has a significant impact on the budget of the General Assembly, with the support of all members, without everyone intending to benefit from this service.
He asserts that “what the OA says is that if some do not need it, there is no reason to provide the benefit to most members”.
The subscribers, most of whom are former directors of this matter, argue that this decision could be caused by “structural financial difficulty”, which they add is not in keeping with reality because the Foundation has positive assets of around seven million euros and in cash and bank accounts it has nearly four Millions of euros available.
“In light of this, it is clear that the decision was taken not because of a lack of revenue, but because of an effective strategic choice against attributing basic health insurance, common and free to all,” they advanced.
This is why the architects who signed the document say it is “difficult to understand,” suppressing a procedure with some six thousand followers and an annual cost of only 2% of the total system expenditure.
In addition, there are “numerous” reports from architects who benefited from consultations, examinations, diagnoses, and treatment through health insurance.
They assert that “criticisms of current insurance, when present, focus on architects’ expectations of improving insurance, moving to a more diversified, flexible and beneficial offering, with better benefits for themselves and their families.”
In the letter, the architects “strongly” asked elected members of the Architects Association to prevent final deliberations under this 2023 budget and make it impossible to cancel free group health insurance.
In 2016, the Northern Regional Division of Organic Agriculture provided a free health card to all its members, and in 2019, this benefit was extended to other divisions, which currently covers 6,000 people.
The contract resulting from the international public tender expires on March 27, and OA has now drawn from the global budget the amount necessary for the legal framework required to launch a new tender and renew the feature.
Lusa has tried contacting some OA members, but so far to no avail.
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