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MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Germany –

Source: CDU, CSU,

Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, In the past few months, we have intensively and, above all, constructively on the new legal provisions of the Fair-cash-in-competition-law advise, of course, also about which rules might go too far to grab.

We are in agreement: The measures for the systematic strengthening of the risk structure compensation schemes are clearly necessary. Our health system is evolving, and we adjust the financial balance in mind. The only way we can ensure fair competition between statutory health insurance funds in the future.

(Applause from deputies of the CDU/CSU)

Three measures, I would like to highlight.

Firstly, the regional component. With your we include in the risk structure compensation scheme in the future, the locally different output structures of the individual health insurance companies. So, we are reducing structural failure of cover, caused in the past by the regional distribution of the Insured.

Secondly, the disease model. We do not take into account only 50 to 80 diseases, but all, the entire disease spectrum. This measure will Fail to reduce coverage to the level of an individual insured groups.

And thirdly, the risk pool. This can be Insured also benefit in the future from new, often very expensive therapies. We reduce the financial burden for individual funds and ensure a more even distribution of costs. Is that really fair.

As a physician and parliamentarian, two topics in the law were particularly important to me, and we have improved in the course of the parliamentary deliberations is crucial.

In the first place. The diagnosis compensation ban was dangerous, and for many special forms of Care in the statutory health insurance, especially for the contracts for GP-centred care.

(Applause from deputies of the CDU/CSU and the Abg. Christine ash, mountain-Dugnus [FDP])

Our healthcare system is becoming more and more complex. The greater the trust of the patients in their house doctors. You are their main contact person. The house doctor contracts to strengthen the special role of the family doctors and have become an important pillar of our system.

With the healing and AIDS care act, we have taken care in 2017 already, that manipulation in this area can also be prevented. Therefore, the tightening of the rules was simply not as necessary as we first thought.

(Applause from deputies of the CDU/CSU – Bärbel Bas [SPD]: We have never thought of that!)

Therefore, we have deleted the rule and to ensure that the contracts can also be further developed in the future.

Secondly. In the new version of the law is no longer medical also between house and specialist medical diagnostics differences in. As a result, we make clear that Medical diagnoses are treated in the future.

With these rules we create the right conditions for a fair competition between the funds. At the same time, we preserve the necessary conditions for a functioning health system. I think this law is a great law.

Thank You Very Much.

(Applause from the CDU/CSU as well as from members of the SPD)


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