Sanchez commits to implementing the right to oncological oblivion in June

Sanchez commits to implementing the right to oncological oblivion in June

The President of the Government enters the campaign. And he does so with an announcement that has come just hours after he landed in Spain after meeting with Joe Biden, President of the United States, at the White House, and before participating in what is his first rally in the tour with which he will travel around Spain before the elections on May 28. Pedro Sánchez has pledged to establish the right to oncological oblivion immediately, as early as June.

This is what he has told several cancer associations, with whom he has met in Seville, where this morning stars in an event with Antonio Muñoz, mayor of Seville who is playing the reelection, and Juan Espadas, secretary general of the Andalusian socialist federation. Among others, some of the organizations that have attended the meeting were the Spanish Association Against Cancer, the Spanish Federation of Parents of Children with Cancer or the Spanish Group of Cancer Patients. According to Moncloa, the President told them that “it makes no sense that, after having suffered a serious illness”, patients should be penalized. “with more burdensome conditions”.

The right to oncological oblivion, which aims to ensure that people who have suffered from cancer do not have to justify their history when taking out life insurance, buying a house or applying for a loan, was one of the main demands of the affected groups and also of Europe, which had asked the Member States to to include it in their legislation by 2025.. Sánchez’s intention is to implement it as early as June.

The Government plans to approve in the Council of Ministers a legislative initiative that will declare null and void “all clauses based on oncological antecedents that exclude or discriminate when contracting products or services; it will prevent oncological antecedents from being taken into account “to impose more onerous conditions in insurance contracts; it will establish “for the first time the right not to declare that one has suffered from cancer when taking out insurance linked to a mortgage loan”.

It will be done through the reform of the Royal Decree that approved in 2007 the Law for the Defense of Consumers and Users and other complementary laws. According to Moncloa, the new right will benefit people who have completed oncological treatment. five years before the subscription of the contract and who have not had a subsequent relapse.

Kayleigh Williams