Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thousands are turning away from private health insurance companies – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

For years, more people from the private switch in the statutory funds than Vice versa.

private health insurance companies have lost, according to a report in the “Saarbrücker Zeitung” in the past five years, the bottom line is that around 189,000 fully insured. Since 2012, alternated thus, consistently more privately Insured in the statutory Fund system than Vice versa, the newspaper writes, citing data of the Federal government, which had been requested by the Left party in the Bundestag.

Between 2012 and 2015, alternated thus, well-609.000 privately Insured in a statutory health insurance. The path from the statutory to the private System (PKV) went just under 520,000 in Insured. The bottom line is, around 90 000 people changed so more of the private into a public system than Vice versa.

“The private health insurance has exceeded their Zenith,” said the social expert of the Left, Sabine Zimmermann. The people had for years been told, that private is always better than public. The concrete experiences convinced but now, more and more insurance, to rely better on the statutory health insurance, stressed carpenter.

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the speaker of The top Association of statutory health insurance funds, Florian Lanz, pointed out that private health insurance would often have fewer benefits than the statutory health insurance funds and pensioners under the high insurance premiums suffered. “The word has gotten around,” says Lanz.

In the past year were insured by the private funds of approximately 8.8 million people. In 2012, it was almost nine million. In the same period, the number of members is increased in the statutory funds of 52.4 to 54.2 million.


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