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Health insurance will not be increased franchises

had Previously used the SVP at the forefront of higher deductibles. With their votes the councils decided that the health insurance deductibles continually adapt to the health-care costs. In the final vote, the SVP brought the template but to the case.

The vote on Friday morning fell from 101 to 63 votes in favour and 28 abstentions. The change in the law, which the Parliament had required to himself with a Motion from the table. The standard deductible is 300 Swiss francs, the highest 2500 francs.

it was Planned to increase the deductibles on the date of entry into force of the amendment to the act, initially for 50 francs. The bourgeois parties promised this relief of health insurance and the premiums.

the Referendum decided

SP, Green, patient protection, consumer and pensioner organisations had already decided on the Referendum. They were not agreeable to that, Ill have to grab for the doctor's bill deep in the pocket. In the final vote, they were against it.

The SVP joined in this week to the opponents. According to the Group's Chairman, Thomas Aeschi (ZG) is the real Problem with the concept of mandatory basic insurance. He spoke of a "semi-socialist planning monster". The health insurance law had failed "completely".

Aeschi made the SP, but also the other bourgeois parties responsible for it. These could now expect from the SVP, to heal this "ramshackle System with a few Pflästerli". There is a need for a total package, to afford the health insurance, Pharma, Doctors, hospitals and the cantons, a contribution would have to.

climb-down of the CVP

Also, the CVP made a u-turn and contained a majority of the vote. It is the sacrifice of symmetry, lack of Leo Müller (LU) said. Not only do the patients have to contribute to cost containment, but all actors in the health sector. The increase in the deductibles would need to be embedded in a package of measures.

the FDP, the green liberals and BDP remained at its decision. The increase was moderate, said the FDP parliamentary leader, Beat Walti (ZH). He spoke of a parliamentary tragedy. The bourgeois parties had to explain the duty of the population in the sense of the measure. Many feared and now seems to be a Referendum and wanted to avoid the direct democratic engagement.

fear in an election year

Lorenz Hess (BDP/BE) called on civil parties to remain on line. The performance of recipients should not be excluded. The fear in an election year is a bad counselor, he said.

The Left had always expressed the suspicion, the rejection of the franchise increase the final vote was motivated choice tactically. SP-group chief Roger Nordmann (VD) has warned that the SP will proceed to the elections with the Referendum.

the announcements made by The bourgeois parties suggest that the increase of the franchises in the package of measures of the Federal Council for the damping of the health costs could be installed. This was sent to the government last autumn in the consultation process. Are planned, among other things, a reference pricing system for generic drugs, a national collective organisation or binding measures to control the costs. (anf/sda)

Created: 22.03.2019, 10:55 PM

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