Jersey

States to approve £6m for health from social security

Jersey politicians are being asked to approve the transfer of £6m from the health insurance fund to pay for primary care services in 2012.

The health insurance fund is controlled by the social security department and receives a percentage of social security payments.

Six million pounds will be transferred to the States of Jersey and set aside for health care.

It is the second time the amount has been transferred from the fund.

States members approved legislation that allowed for the transfer of payments from the health insurance fund during the business plan debate in 2010.

That legislation required the States to approve individual payments and for the treasury minister to make sure it is only used for health and social services.

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