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Public Health Insurers See Record Profits

Germany’s public health insurance companies made €4 billion in profits in 2011, bringing their total reserves to more than €10 billion. According to the insurers, the surplus is due to caps on the cost of medications that were imposed in 2010 and increases in wages and employment. The new figures have reopened the debate about German employers’ and employees’ health insurance contributions and about what to do with the extra funds.


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