MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “Whoever puts financial burdens on people with care needs has lost all social decency. And anyone who wants to sell a minimal change in these burdens as a nursing reform shows that they don’t take these people seriously, ”comments Pia Zimmermann, spokeswoman for nursing policy of the DIE LINKE parliamentary group, on the proposals made by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) to cap the personal contributions in nursing homes . “Many older people cannot afford a contribution of 700 euros. The need for care therefore remains a risk of poverty. ” Zimmermann continues: “Spahn’s suggestion is at best a little reform. What is needed, however, is a revolution in care financing. We need to improve the revenue side. To this end, the worldwide unique private long-term care insurance will be abolished and those insured there will be integrated into the social long-term care insurance. When finally all people without a contribution assessment limit pay uniform contribution rates for all types of income, comprehensive long-term care insurance is easily possible. In this way, all care-related costs, including generally binding collective wages, which finally do justice to the responsible profession in elderly care, can be financed solidly and in solidarity.
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