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Flat rate per capita is clearly rejected
According to a study carried out by the factories and Toluna institute on behalf of the Handelsblatt, 80% of the German population are clearly against a so-called "flat rate per capita", i.e. that is, four out of five respondents refuse to restructure the health system.
But in spite of these clear results, some people may be wondering what exactly is hidden behind the "head lump sum": The term "head lump sum" denotes a "reform" of the statutory health insurance companies, which will be implemented from next year according to the coalition agreement between the CDU and FDP is to be implemented step by step and the aim is to replace the previous income-related contributions with a flat-rate remuneration system. In plain language that means: Everyone pays the same, no matter how much they earn, or in other words: the nurse pays as much as the head doctor and the caretaker as much as the chairman of the board. “Crazy world” is what you think and at the same time you ask who should benefit from such an insane and apparently unjust system. The answer is obvious: The one who has or earns a lot of money, because the detachment of contributions from income means enormous financial relief in these cases in the long term. Losers in this game are once again those who earn little, because compared to the current costs, they pay a lot more
Need to become.
The thought that this model can in principle not work without a large number of new people in need of help
but seems to have been only marginally thought of by black / yellow. Although tax-financed social compensation is planned for low-income insured persons, what this should look like in view of the already heavily burdened state budget, let alone work, has not yet been clarified and is also very controversial within the governing coalition.
But whatever this reform will look like in the end - the consequences can already be guessed at: higher costs for a large number of insured persons and a concomitantly growing two-class medicine. Even today, medical care is no longer the same for everyone and studies show that the lifespan of people with high incomes is on average ten years longer than that of people with low incomes.
But instead of becoming active here and providing good and fair medical care for everyone, the planned reform will create financial burdens that should not be underestimated, especially for "low-wage earners", and two-tier medicine will become a reality for more and more people. (23/01/2010)