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Negotiators talk of a breakthrough

Nov 25th 2013 at 11:09 PM

For a later stage in the coming election period, the future black-red federal government is planning a next increase of 0.2 percentage points. From the proceeds of these increases - totaling up to five billion Euros - new nursing and supervisory staff and the greater involvement of people with dementia in the care be financed.

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In addition, the levels of care will be remodeled and formed a fund under the direction of the Bundesbank, the future "mitigate" necessary increases to.

Negotiators talk of a breakthrough - Agreement also with the future financing of health insurance: The flat-rate monthly additional contributions, with lack of financial backing can collect the insurance be abolished. Instead, health insurance levy additional contributions, the amount of which shall be the income of the insured dependent:


Who earns more should pay more. The general contribution rate, the employer and employee each pay half, is set at 14.6 percent. The employer-share of 7.3 percent is fixed and does not increase.

A further 0.9 percentage points, which are made today only by the employees, are included in the supplementary contribution, which is income-tested.

Negotiators from CSU and SPD, Jens Spahn and Karl Lauterbach, spoke of a breakthrough. Spahn stressed that it was important that the economy would not burdened by rising health care costs by freezing the employer's contribution to 7.3 percent the secure jobs.


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