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Health insurance burden: Bavaria's health minister wants to pay more for non-vaccinated people - Politics

Health insurance burden: Bavaria’s health minister wants to pay more for non-vaccinated people – Politics

Bavarian Health Minister Klaus Holtzek (CSU) proposes not only imposing fines for violating the general vaccine requirement, but also considering financial deficiencies in terms of health insurance. “We need to check whether the Malas regulations are feasible and sensible in the field of legal health insurance,” Holtzek told the Editorial Network in Germany. “Because those who are not vaccinated have a significantly higher risk of contracting coronary heart disease,” the president of the Health Ministers’ Conference explained.

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Among other things, higher health insurance contributions to those who have not been vaccinated, contributing to treatment costs or canceling sick benefits are being questioned, he said. The last two options are already regulated by law, i.e. follow-up treatments due to cosmetic surgery, tattoos or complications in tattooing.

Holetschek called on parties in the Bundestag to pass legislation for compulsory vaccination in January. “We need to start general vaccination demand as soon as the facility-related vaccine requirement comes into effect,” the CSU politician said, with a view to ending the transition period on March 15.

Until then, all staff at health and care facilities must provide evidence of complete vaccination. He learns from conversations that many employees in the health and care industries are tainted by the compulsory vaccine that applies only to themselves. (epd)