Despite Pandemic, Brazilian Government Plans to Cut Health Budget in 2021

Should the proposal be approved, the Healthcare budget for 2021 would be R$7 billion lower than initially planned.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, President Bolsonaro's administration plans to cut the Ministry of Health's budget to R$127.8 billion (US$25.6 billion) in 2021.

The amount is lower than the R$134.7 billion passed at the start of this year and far below the portfolio's current spending limit of R$174.8 billion, reached . . .

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