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Health Policy in Germany after the election

Authors/Editors: Zander, B
Kimmerle, J
Sundmacher, L.
Bäumler, M
Publication Date: 2009
Type of Publication: Articles in Non-Refereed Journals and Books
erschienen in: Health Policy Monitor

Abstract

Health policy was not among the openly debated issues during the campaigns for the 2009 general elections in Germany. However, only two days after the vote, the chancellor-elect Angela Merkel and her conservative party (CDU/CSU) were struggling with their new coalition partner the Free Democrats (FDP) for a direction in the reform of the German health care sector. The coalition treaty signed on 24th of October includes plans for a fundamental reform of the health care financing system.

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