it is Legal to offer health insurance (Shi), according to a study, better benefits, than private health insurance companies, even in their premium rates. This was the result of a study of the consulting company Premium Circle on behalf of the Green group in the Bundestag.

Thus, will not be met if the Top Rates of the private insurers average more than a quarter of the essential minimum requirements defined. In the case of the Shi, there were only three percent. Large gaps in comparison to the statutory health insurance, according to a study in the private tariffs, in particular, in the case of

cures and Rehabilitation .

Worse conditions are often

the palliative care , the domesticated nursing , psychotherapy and vaccination .

said “is The recurring statement, the statutory health insurance was only second-rate, this study clearly resist,” Green-health expert Maria Klein-Schmeink the “editors’ network Germany” (RND). Instead, a number of could not guarantee the investigated private rates even the most basic services, criticized them.

For the study, a Premium Circle defined 103 minimum criteria, 100 of which are part of the service catalog of the GKV. In addition, higher benefits for dentures and the cost of eyeglasses without age restriction, which must include, according to the study authors, to a comprehensive health insurance were included.

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