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Health Fund now operational

Ognyanova D, Busse R
Health Policy Monitor, May 2009





Since January 2009, pooling and allocation of funds within the statutory health insurance (SHI) has been carried out by a new entity, the health fund. The Government sets a uniform contribution rate. Drawing on employer and employee contributions as well as on taxes the health fund pays out a risk-adjusted amount for each insured person to each sickness fund. The health fund represents a consensus model and could serve as a stepping stone for further reforms in Germany.

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