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According to SVP-turn: Franchise increase is on the Brink

The increase in the insurance Franchise of 50 Swiss francs is not yet a done deal in Parliament. After the Left, as well as consumer and pensioner organisations have already announced a Referendum, now wants to vote in a large majority of the SVP-group is in the free daily final vote no.

group chief Thomas Aeschi (ZG) confirmed on Wednesday a message from the online portal.ch. He is pretty sure that the no-bringing voices from his group to Fail, as he told the news Agency Keystone-SDA.

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To curb the cost growth in the health care system is a overall, necessary, justified Aeschi the change of Opinion. All of the actors would have to make a contribution, he said and referred to a health Minister Alain Berset for the second half of the year, announced the first cost-containment package.

This buckle all the actors. If the SVP would combat a higher Franchise continue, if this would be included in the package, was open Aeschi. Possibly there were also other measures in order to strengthen the self-responsibility of the Insured, he said.

The template, one by the Federal Council proposed the Amendment of the health insurance act, comes on Friday in the final vote. It specifies that all of the adult franchise to be adapted to meet the health costs.

50 francs or more are Provided, as soon as the average gross cost of services per Insured person more than 13 times higher than the ordinary Franchise. Of today, 300 to 350 francs the deepest Franchise upon the entry into force of the law would be increased; the highest Franchise would then increase to 2550 francs.

of the Civil code had been approved after debate,

The national Council of the template after the debate, with 133 to 53 votes. No voted SP, Green and as well as Roger Golay (MCG/GE) as the only dissenters in the SVP group. The Council of States approved the template with 26 votes to 13, of SP, Green, and CVP.

The Left, the template refused on the grounds that more and more people stopped going to the doctor, because they could not afford him. In a comparison of OECD countries, the Insured persons in Switzerland, paid the cost already today, the largest part of the health out of your own pocket.

The Federal Council had adapted to the ordinary Franchise already several times. With the introduction of the health insurance act in 1996, this amounted to 150 francs – about 1/12 of the cost per insured Person. Also according to later increases in the ratio of the Franchise to the gross fraud costs each of around 1:12. (fal/sda)

Created: 20.03.2019, 17:47 PM

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