38 years, it has brought to Spahn in the CDU. For his career, the Minister of health relies on the big show. Not everything that he presents is new or viable.
Jens Spahn becomes small. For photo during the presentation of the "concerted action care" bends the 1.91-Meter man on the back. Nevertheless, he dominated the family Minister and the head of Department for work physically.
And also spoke to the CDU politician, setting the tone, as the three Ministers, the first to present interim results, as the Federal government wants more apprenticeships in the care. "I want to say explicitly: We are determined to koalitionär wild," explains Spahn.
In the power struggle for the CDU chairmanship had to give Spahn his competitor Karrenbauer beaten.Spahn is in delivery mode - so the impression
Since taking office almost a year ago, the Minister of health is in the delivery mode. More money for care, more training places, more organ donations, more specialist appointments - Spahn has, for much of the coalition implemented the contract or tackled. The SPD has been written in the coalition negotiations, the return to parity, the Spahn for years refused to do. But the Minister has supplied - since the beginning of the year the employer and the employee pay half of the health insurance contribution.
But everything is running so noise and smoothly. To explained at the beginning of his term of office about Spahn, he wanted to force rich coffers, by Statute, to lower the contribution rate. He failed at the resistance of the own group, who felt blindsided. But Spahn was once again in the headlines.
"I have the impression that Mr. Spahn wants to pose as a doer", says Maria Klein-Schmeink. The specialist for health policy at the Green knows Spahn for many years and concludes soberly: The Minister is not present to rare something new, which was decided in truth already.
The "Concerted action care", for example, is more than a camera suited to serve with many experts. Because the results are thin, mere declarations of intent, and been known for months.
The impression that the Minister of health to self-profiling, the. "I just want to do my Job well," says the 38-Year-old.With suggestions to provoke and dash
But for Spahn obviously to provoke with proposals and rushing in. The latest example: The Minister of health intends to require health insurance companies to pay for fat distribution disturbances in the Suction. For many of those Affected, the Suffering is physically and mentally stressful. He wanted that "we are coming quickly to a statutory Change, in order to have a better supply." This message Spahn proclaims in his own Video Podcast, in which no one can critically ask.
fact is: In the case of the fat distribution disorder is unclear if liposuction actually helps. Only in particularly severe cases, health insurance companies take in the future, therefore, the cost.
According to surprised the coalition partners. His party will not support this proposal, and twitters of the SPD-health expert of the party, Karl Lauterbach: "If in the future the Minister to decide, how it is treated and what is paid, we will lose quality and money without control." Lauterbach is warning of a dam break to the Poor.