Regarding a possible record deficit in the public health insurance system (according to a study by the Iges Institute), the president of the employers' association, Dr. Rainer Dulger, said:
Berlin, 14 June 2021 "These figures are an alarm signal. The impending record increase in health insurance contributions must be prevented. We need comprehensive reforms in all branches of social insurance immediately after the Bundestag elections, because higher contributions are also threatening in pension, long-term care and unemployment insurance in 2023. The 40 percent limit for social security contributions must be maintained.
The federal subsidy to health insurance must be reliable and sufficient. Simply pouring more and more tax money into health insurance is not a sustainable solution for keeping health insurance financially viable. Above all, we need measures to reduce the cost pressure, which has been further increased by the spending-friendly laws of recent years.
This includes strengthening competition and consistent care management, where health insurers are increasingly allowed to enter into selective contracts with providers, allowing them to offer appropriate and comprehensive care."