Protests against the deregulation of care for people with disabilities

Protests against the deregulation of care for people with disabilities
Protests against the deregulation of care for people with disabilities

Wednesday 29.5.2024

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Providers, transporters and relatives of people with disabilities held a day of protest in different parts of the country to demand that the national government not move forward with a proposal to reform the system that governs the area, since they consider that it would have serious consequences for the sector.

In the city of Santa Fe, the concentration was held in Plaza 25 de Mayo, convened by the Union of Entities of and For People with Disabilities (Unipadis), which brings together 45 institutions and organizations in the province together with all the professional associations. and transporters; and the Society for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Sprai).

The protest was replicated in other parts of the country, such as in front of the Quinta de Olivos, in Buenos Aires and the Flag Monument, in Rosario. The claim arises from a draft decree prepared by the National Disability Agency (Andis) that seeks the deregulation of the Single System of Basic Comprehensive Care Benefits in favor of People with Disabilities.

What the organizations are asking is that the proposal not move forward because it would imply deregulating the Nomenclature, which sets the minimum amount that social or prepaid works must pay to deal with the different treatments and/or attention that this group needs.

The possibility of the national government moving forward in this regard arose after the text of a draft decree, prepared by the executive director of the National Disability Agency (ANDis), Diego Spagnuolo, who was summoned by the Chamber of Deputies, emerged. of the Nation to explain the scope of this proposal.

Under the slogan “Enough of disability adjustments”, family members, representatives of institutions and care and transportation centers took to the streets to protest.

If this modification is carried out, the sector predicts that social and prepaid works would set lower values ​​for benefits for people with disabilities, which would put the sector in check.

If the decree is signed, they claim that they are unaware of the impact it could have on benefits. “We don’t know what could happen because it would leave the free market open, where each financier pays what he wants for the benefits.”

Worry

“About 15 days ago, a draft decree began to circulate that would sadly nullify a universal system that has been working for people with disabilities for 25 years and that guarantees universal coverage of support benefits throughout the country,” he explained. Gabriela Ortolachipi from Unipadis to El Litoral.

Support benefits for people with disabilities consist of the care they receive from day centers, educational centers, homes, as well as transportation services and professional care in offices.

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“In many cases, there are people who need support benefits throughout their lives. In other cases it is not permanent, but surely at some point in their lives they have to make use of these benefits,” Ortolachipi explained.

For her part, psychologist Violeta Yossen explained that professionals always acted based on the same value for benefits: “the nomenclator sets a tariff that everyone has to respect, in order to guarantee that it is accessible to all people with disabilities. “.

“We are not going to stop providing a service to the people who are in our institutions,” he said. “What happens is that future income, if each manager is going to pay what she wants, is going to be very difficult when deciding, because we are not going to be able to sustain ourselves,” added the psychologist.

In that sense, Yossen maintained that although it is a historical problem, the changes could aggravate the situation. “We are always going through contexts of cuts with respect to benefits and services, we have never been positioned with stability. But now we have a new front against which we are beginning to fight in an organized way among the parties affected by this problem.”

 
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