PEOPLE - VdAK (German staff association sickness insurance fund) makes appointment:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The German staff association sickness insurance fund, the VdAK, has elected Uwe Grund as its new chairman. Mr Grund is association head of the Hamburg-based German union of employees (DAG). His election platform included concerted opposition to the growing tendency towards privatisation of healthcare insurance.
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