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After Outcry, Bolsonaro Revokes Decree Leading to Private Investment in Basic Health Care

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Government decree that authorized studies of future private partnership initiatives for base units of Brazil's National Health Service (SUS), free for all residents in Brazil, lived for only one day. Since it was published in the Federal Gazette, the decree sparked vast criticism. The reactions came from politicians and the health sector. On Wednesday, October 28th, President Bolsonaro revoked what he had signed on Tuesday, October 27th.

The decree signed by President Jair Bolsonaro and Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes included local primary care and healthcare centers in the President's investment partnership . . .

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