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More than a billion Euro per day : expenditure on health to reach new record

The Germans spend more and more money for your health. With an estimated 387,2 billion euros, the Federal Statistical office in 2018, reported a new record and an increase of 3.1 percent compared to the previous year. Based on the past two years, the increase amounted to 7.8 percent.

The mark of one billion Euro per day was exceeded in 2017. At that time, the health expenditure 375,6 billion euros. The corresponded 4544 Euro per capita, and 11.5 percent of gross domestic product – and a Plus of 4.7 percent. The main proportion of these costs took over with 57 percent of the statutory health insurance, you paid more than 214.2 billion euros. Private 13.5 percent of the expenditures were applied by the citizens. The goods is allocated to 50.7 billion.

the Highest increase in the maintenance

The highest output growth was recorded by 2017, the social nursing care insurance. Here, the increase amounted to 26.4 per cent – which corresponds to a Plus of 7.8 billion euros. The enormous increase is due to the expansion of services by the third care strengthening act, which took effect in January 2017. Overall, the nursing care insurance funds are spent 37.2 billion euros.

The health expenditure of the public budgets were in decline. With about 1.3 billion Euro, accounted for 15.8 billion euros less than in the year 2016 – a decrease of 7.4 percent. As the main reason for this is the Federal Statistical office announced lower costs for asylum-seekers and the so-called "help to care".

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Rainer Woratschka

significantly increase the Current health spending in this country, particularly from workers, employers and government Transfers financed. The social insurance contributions of employees amounted to 93,2 billion by the employer 86.8 billion. In state Transfers, which the officials of aid, together came to EUR 52.4 billion.

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