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Change of system at the Zurich-based premium subsidies

An Individual premium reduction (IPV) of the health insurance in the Canton of Zurich in the future, who actually lives in a modest economic situation. The preparatory Committee of the Zurich cantonal Parliament supports a proposal of the government unanimously.

The new regulation is intended to prevent an IPV, a person solely because of the tax deductions a deep income shows, such as the Commission for social security and health (KSSG) today announced Thursday. The visor is about deductions for the maintenance of property, or for contributions to the 2. or 3. Column.

a change in the system is also Provided for the Insured person to spend a certain percentage of income for premiums. Only premium costs that go beyond the responsibility of the Canton in the Form of a premium reduction.

has Also unanimously voted in the Commission to connect the new System with the existing socio-political goal, about 30 percent of the population, an IPA.

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Against the councillor by the Commission in the financing amount. The Commission majority recommends that the Parliament to leave the Canton post still at 80 percent of the Federal contribution. A minority calls for even a sentence of 100 percent. In any case, but the Kato contributions to is not to be reduced to 70 percent, as requested by the governing Council.

The parties are by and Large satisfied with the template. The FDP sees in the Revision is an improvement of the system. The change to income-related equity shares, relieving households of modest economic circumstances more effective than the previous scheme.

GLP is a distribution model to be satisfied, which continue to be 30 percent of the population receive premium subsidies. Green liberal and liberal-minded want to leave the Canton of contribution provisionally at 80 percent.


The new provisions, some improvements in the eyes of the SP. Single-parent families and individuals would have to take massive cuts, informed the party. Urgently needed an increase in the premium reduction.

For the Alternative list, the template is a portable compromise. Central, in the future, thirty percent of households - especially those with children and low or medium incomes are entitled to a premium reduction. Like the SP, the AL calls for an increase in the cantons ' share.

Also, the CVP makes this claim: The Canton post had to be back to 100 percent, informed the party. The only way families-and medium-sized premium payers would be relieved of the fair. (sda/pu)

Created: 07.02.2019, 17:00 Uhr

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