Hanover - The President of the, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, called at the opening event of the 116th German Medical Congress that "the evil seeds of rumor, slander and insinuation should not destroy everyday medical practice". Patients and doctors must be protected from this. Some representatives of the health insurance companies would not tire of promoting the perfidious game of permanent defamation in highly manipulative way.
“Your goal is clear: disavow the entire medical profession in order to gain absolute control over the health system - without freedom of therapy , without free choice of doctor and without medical freelance ". Neither the doctors nor the patients wanted health insurance state.
Opening of the 116th German Medical Congress 2013
To the applause of the doctors, the minister also spoke out against the introduction of citizens' insurance. “There can be no one-size-fits-all solution to human needs. That is why there shouldn't be fund for everyone. ”In his opinion, the citizens' insurance makes the insured people petitioners for health insurance company.
The competition of the system helps ensure that care remains successful in Germany. That is why one should not question the dual system of statutory and private health insurance, "even if one may have other ideological interests".
The President of the German Medical Association advocated strengthening the dual system. “We owe it to our children to think not only of us but of them. Therefore, in an aging society with increasing medical opportunities and opportunities, we need to strengthen the current health insurance system, ”he said. He presented seven-point concept in which the BÄK advocates restoring the financial autonomy of the health insurers.
For this purpose, the current insured portion is to be further developed into fixed, income-independent health contribution that can be determined autonomously by the insurers. In addition, the BÄK proposes setting up health savings account for every child born in Germany, which is intended as funded savings program to cushion the financial consequences of future demographic developments.
Martina Wenker, President of the Lower Saxony Medical Association, also pointed to demographic change and Vice President of the German Medical Association, attentive. She called for the different meanings of independence to be respected. “For the older generation of doctors, independence means economically independent activity, mostly in their own practice. For the young generation of doctors, independence means working where they like and, if necessary, changing jobs if they no longer like it. ”The Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil pleaded above all for better medical care Care in the country: "Everyone in Germany is entitled to good medical care, regardless of whether you live in the country or in the city."