German coalition delays decision on Kassen financing:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A decision on how to finance increases in Krankenkassen spending is not expected before March 12th, following a committee hearing in the Bundestag (lower house). The issue is dividing the government, pitting those who want to maintain the 50:50 split of contributions between employers and employees against those who wish to enable the health insurance funds to raise the contribution paid by employees (see Clinica No 745, p 4). The latter group includes Health Minister Horst Seehofer.