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Medical tourism a profit ploy: groups

NOT FOR SALE:Setting up for-profit medical centers in the pilot zones will aggravate problems such as staff shortages and high medical care costs, protesters said

By Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

And third, the centers’ for-profit objective could undermine the healthcare system’s core value of being patient-centered, Chao said.

The protesters also demanded that President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration retract the draft of the special act for free economic pilot zones, which it intends to push through the legislature before the current extra session ends on Friday next week.

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