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German health reforms hang in the balance

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:63
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

    The German coalition government is still struggling to push through its ambitious but highly criticised health reform plans (, 15 Jul 2006, News Extra).

    At the beginning of January Volker Kauder, the parliamentary leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democrats, announced that the final decision on the reforms would be delayed and be brought to the vote in parliament on 29 January at the earliest.

    Karl Lauterbach, an expert on health care for the party's coalition partners, the Social …

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