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Birgit Fischer, head of the Barmer GEK health insurance company, criticized the model of the head allowance: it looked unfair because future cost increases should only be borne by the insured.
Now the health insurance companies are also joining in the ongoing debate about Rössler's planned head allowance in the healthcare sector. Birgit Fischer, Chair of the Barmer GEK, criticized the planned head allowance as "unjust" towards the insured. The flat rate per head leads to an "increase in bureaucracy and a reduction in transparency", Fischer told the newspaper "Weser-Kurier".
The "mixed model of a flat rate per head and staggered contribution rates" by Federal Minister of Health Philipp Rösler (FDP) is "unjust" because all future cost increases would have to be paid by the insured alone, said Fischer. For employers, contributions should be frozen. For many months, the introduction of the head allowance has been hinted at, plans circulated and plans were thrown back on board. Numerous social associations and social initiatives criticize the head allowance as anti-social, since low-income earners in particular have to fear poorer health care. (sb)
Head allowance: unfair, unsocial and useless
Head allowance comes after the NRW election?