The health spending in Germany continued to rise. According to preliminary data, amounted to in the past year, 387,2 billion euros, a 3.1 percent more than in the previous year, as the Federal statistics office.

in 2017, had exceeded the number for the first time the mark of one billion euros per day. Overall, were issued in the year 375,6 billion euros, an increase of 4.7 percent, as the Federal statistical office reported, due to the now present, detailed results. Per capita, this corresponds to the reported expenditure of 4544 Euro.

With 26.4 per cent of the amount for the social insurance for longterm care in the year 2017, increased the most, the Background, the third care-strengthening act, which took effect at the beginning of the year, as the Federal Agency reported. Through this long-term care reform more dementia were among the sick than before benefits from the insurance. The highest total was accounted for by the statutory health insurance with 214.2 billion euros.

The public households spent 15.8 billion euros, more than seven percent less. The main reasons were the decline in expenditure on benefits for asylum seekers and assistance to maintenance in the framework of social assistance, said the Federal office. The current health expenditure in Germany primarily by workers, employers and by state Transfers financed.

dpa

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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