Ebba Busch Thor, leader of the Christian Democrats.
Ebba Busch Thor, leader of the Christian Democrats. Credit: Sammy Steen/Sveriges Radio

Ebba Busch Thor: Take healthcare out of local government control

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In Radio Sweden's series of party leader interviews, Ebba Busch Thor, the leader of the Christian Democrats, said putting the national state in charge of healthcare, instead of local county councils, will vastly improve quality and access for patients.

"We put the patient in the centre. Right now we have 21 different local county councils who often compete with one another instead of working together around the patient. We have way too big differences between different counties in terms of how easy it is to get access to healthcare and what quality they provide," Ebba Busch Thor told Radio Sweden.

According to opinion polls, healthcare is one of the most important issues for voters, with many increasingly dissatisfied with the length of waiting times for healthcare. 

Busch Thor also talked to Radio Sweden about how the party is against parental leave quotas, as well as its stance on asylum and migration.

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