MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “The Conference of Health Ministers has an impressive blank space: While the debate on the crisis in hospital financing and alternatives to the previous system of flat-rate fees is becoming more and more widespread, it does not appear at all at this meeting,” comments Harald Weinberg, spokesman for hospital policy for the group DIE LINKE, the results of today’s meeting of the health ministers of the federal states. Weinberg continues: “With the paper, ‘System change in the hospital: common good before profit’, DIE LINKE presented key points for hospital reform. The Thuringian Minister of Health Heike Werner and the Bremen Senator for Health Claudia Bernhard were also involved. Together we will work towards these goals in the federal government and the federal states. Unfortunately, little has been heard from the health ministers of the other federal states, including the remarkable initiative of the FDP health minister Heiner Garg from Schleswig-Holstein to remove the storage costs The case-based lump sums seem to have fizzled out. To abolish the case lump sums in favor of needs-based, cost-covering financing, more pressure is needed from the federal states. Otherwise the Federal Minister of Health will no longer deal with it in this electoral term. In order to turn hospital planning in the federal states upside down again, one of the things that must be done is the full financing of the investments is guaranteed by the federal states This must be supported by a federal investment fund in which the federal government adds one euro for every euro invested by the federal states. In order to support the de-privatization of hospitals, DIE LINKE is also calling for a federal remunicipalisation fund. In the long term, we are striving for a hospital sector geared to the common good and the takeover of previously private houses in this sector. Hospitals are not a business model. “
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