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Costa Rica’s Social Security system orders top officials to resign. Clear-up ordered in wake of deficit that puts healthcare at risk

Friday, September 16, 2011

Responding to months of criticism over the management of Costa Rica’s Social Security system, its board of directors voted unanimously to request the resignations of all six top department managers.

According to the system’s executive president, Ileana Balmaceda, the move was necessary to move forward with addressing the public health care system’s many problems.

As of February 2010, the Caja accrued a $184 million deficit, which could place at risk the quality of health care coverage for the 1.4 million people currently enrolled in the public system.

Original source: Tico Times