By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Congress has earmarked September 28th as the date to decide on the terms of a constitutional amendment, known as Amendment 29, which will determine a mandatory percentage of revenue to be spent on public healthcare at federal, state and municipal levels. The amendment will mean increased spending on state-funded healthcare throughout Brazil, but has no clear funding source, leaving some lawmakers hesitant.

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