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German health insurance system faces new deficits

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7023.74b (Published 13 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:74
  1. Helmut Karcher

    Germany's public health insurance system, which has been the subject of two health reforms since 1989, has amassed a deficit of at least DM3.5bn (pounds sterling1.5bn; $2.25bn) for 1995. Similar losses are expected for 1996 if unemployment rates and health costs continue to rise as …

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