Greens ignore Schroder's demand to silence reform calls
This article was originally published in Clinica
Two lines in a report on Germany's economy have succeeded in propelling healthcare to the forefront of the German political agenda. Comments made in economy minister Werner Muller's "Economy Report 2001" call for a steady transformation to a privatised healthcare system. Facing angry protests from the government as well as the country's unions, Mr Muller, a non-aligned cabinet member, has been taken aback by the reaction but insists that the comments have been taken out of context and the report contains much more than this single issue.