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PP pours scorn on Insalud Health budget:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Spanish deputy Health Minister Jose Luis Temes announced to the Council of Deputies' Health Commission that health investment in 1996 would rise by 4.3% compared with the initial 1995 budget. He also announced the total 1996 budget for the national health service would be Pta 3,490,000 million ($27,480 million), representing an increase of 8.3%. However, spokesperson for the opposition Partido Popular Enrique Fernandez Miranda claimed the figures were unrealistic and said that Mr Temes would have to go away and reconsider. The Spanish Parliament threw out next year's budget when it sat on October 25th. It is the first time that Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez has been defeated in parliament during his 13 years in office.

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