millions of diseased women should get paid for the Extraction of body fat, according to the will of the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) in the future of the statutory health insurance funds. The plans attracted immediately to the sharp protests.
Because Spahn wants to make the way for the legal regulation of his Ministry – and not, as usual, by a release by the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) of Doctors, health insurance companies and hospitals as the highest decision-making body of the health care system.
Up to three million women with sick fat distribution disorders are not more suffered daily including that the health insurance companies paid for their therapy, said Spahn, the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (Friday). “We want to help quickly and unbureaucratically.”
Specifically, Spahn is seeking a change in the law, according to which “in the absolute exception is the Ministry of cases, may establish” by regulation, Fund benefits. The way the G will not be pulled-BA, in principle, in doubt, a Ministry spokesman in Berlin. The regulations would have to meet high requirements of transparency and Expertise, you could also be limited.
In the Grand coalition, the move triggered a sharp contradiction. SPD parliamentary group Deputy Karl Lauterbach rejected him. “If in the future the policy according to the personal taste would determine what is paid and what is not, would have undermined the confidence of the Insured in the medical Benefits of the benefits of the statutory health insurance.” The need for more scientific testing of the effectiveness, not less.
the Union group Vice-Georg Nüßlein (CSU) said the “Augsburger Allgemeine” (Saturday): “to make Such a commitment for millions of cases, is in order.” Cosmetic procedures should not come at the expense of the community of solidarity.
The G-BA Chairman Josef Hecken criticised the plans also sharp. Thus, the way in arbitrariness and state would be programmed in the “medicine”. By regulation, methods could be reached with completely untreated Use and damage to taste and political expediency in the cash catalog. There is a “methods review super light” and a “step back into the medical middle ages threatened”.
The liposuction is to be according to the Spahns idea, probably in the autumn of Fund performance. The Changes should be attached to a running process for a law to provide for quicker doctor’s appointments for cash patients.