Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/231918
Authors: 
Fetzer, Stefan
Hagist, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2021
Citation: 
[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613-978X [Volume:] 101 [Year:] 2021 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 134-137
Abstract: 
Am 11.11.2020 veröffentliche Jens Spahn das Eckpunktepapier zur Reform der sozialen Pflegeversicherung. Die Autoren beleuchten die ordnungs- und verteilungspolitischen Implikationen vier zentraler Aspekte des Reformvorschlags: das Einfrieren des maximalen Eigenanteils bei der stationären Versorgung; die Verpflichtung der Länder, sich an den Investitionskosten der Pflegeheime zu beteiligen; den Einstieg in einen Steuerzuschuss zur Pflegeversicherung und den Ausbau der Kapitalfundierung in der Finanzierung zukünftiger Leistungsversprechen. Trotz Reformvorschlag bleiben aber weiterhin wichtige Fragen unbeantwortet.
Abstract (Translated): 
In mid-November 2020 Germany's health minister Jens Spahn presented a new reform proposal for Germany's long-term care insurance. The cornerstones of this proposal are a cap on cost-sharing of patients in nursing homes of 700 euro per month, higher revenues financed by taxes instead of social contributions, a cost-coverage of states concerning investments in nursing homes and a slight increase of capital funding in statutory long-term care insurance. We discuss these reform proposals from both a distributional as well as an institutional perspective. Although we share the problem assessment, we argue that reforms should rely more on co-payments and new insurance solutions.
JEL: 
H51
I13
I18
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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