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German minister's attempts to boost funds is a "swindle"

This article was originally published in Clinica

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German health minister Ulla Schmidt's latest plans to reform the financing of the health service last week came under heavy fire from a broad cross-section of healthcare representatives. They have expressed outrage at Ms Schmidt's recent announcement that she intends to raise the earnings level at which people would be allowed to transfer from statutory (GKV) to private health insurance funds (PKV) to E4,500 ($4,450) from E3,375.

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