Caja critics plan session to claim bankruptcy nears

Proponents for changes at the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social say they will present evidence today that the health agency is approaching bankruptcy.

Among those making the claim is  Wálter Muñoz Céspedez, a physician and president of a private organization called the Asociación Nacional de Asegurados de la Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social. He also was a presidential candidate on a minor party ticket.

Muñoz has been urging for at least two year that a referendum be held to restructure the Caja so that the nation’s president does not appoint its head. The Caja runs the public hospitals and clinics, and also has a role in pensions.

The organization said that the former head of the economic investigations department of the Caja also was on the agenda to speak.

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