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The proposals from the SP (removing the deductible amount completely) and from GroenLinks-PvdA (reducing it by one hundred euros to 285 euros) did not obtain a majority in the Chamber of Deputies. The declared opponent of the opponent, the PVV party, among others, voted against the proposals. As a result, the basic insurance deductible remains at €385.
Geert Wilders' party has been calling for the abolition of the deduction for many years and has campaigned strongly for it.
In addition to the PVV, the VVD, NSC and BBB also voted against eliminating or reducing the deductible amount for health insurance. These four parties are negotiating to form a new government and do not want to agree to large expenditures at this stage.
PVV MP Flor Agima said last week that her party wants to cancel the discount, but wants to arrange it during formation. VVD and NSC do not want to eliminate the deductible. The cost of this is estimated at about six billion euros annually.
There is also no support for dental checkups in the basic package
The proposal by GroenLinks-PvdA and SP to include dental check-ups in the basic package also did not receive enough support, as became clear after the vote on Tuesday afternoon.
Both left-wing parties want everyone to be able to go to the dentist once a year for a checkup, without having to pay their deductible. Afghan National Police
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