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Major reform of German SHI contributions

Autoren/Herausgeber: Bäumler, M.
Sundmacher, L,
Zander, B.
Erschienen: 2010
Publikationsart: Articles in Non-Refereed Journals and Books
erschienen in: Health Policy Monitor


The German coalition government has implemented major changes in the funding of the statutory health insurance. In 2011, the uniform contribution rate will be raised to 15.5% of the contributory income: 8.2% are paid by the insured and 7.3% by the employer. Future increases of contributions will be collected as income-independent surcharges paid by the insured; the employers? contributions will be capped at the current level. For low-income individuals, there will be subsidies financed by taxes.

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