In the case of the controversial assumption of costs for homeopathic medicines, no single line in the political Berlin.

The question of whether health insurance companies should be allowed the co-payment in the future, even with leading health policy-makers in the Union group in the Bundestag, controversial. A spokeswoman for Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) left open the question of whether, in Germany, a scheme based on the French model would be conceivable.

In France, will not be reimbursed for the cost of homeopathic medicinal products as of 2021 from the cash register. Also the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Shi physicians in Germany, Andreas streets, wishes that the funds Finance in this country, no homeopathic benefits.

the Chairman of The Bundestag health Committee, Erwin Rüddel (CDU), can imagine an end to the reimbursement ability. “It is difficult to explain that the cost of homeopathy are partially taken over, while savings must be made,” he said of the editors ‘ network of Germany.

His party colleague Karin Maag, the Acquisition stops on the part of the funds, however, for “reasonable”. The health policy spokesman of the Union group, said in the Germany radio: “the One who refuses to be homeopathy, can’t find a Fund, to be refunded to these drugs.” In addition, Maag pointed to the low cost for health insurance: “We are talking about 0.03 percent of the expenditure.”

According to a report by the Federal Association of the Pharmaceutical industry (BPI) paid by the funds in the year 2017, only 10.5 million euros for homeopathic remedies. In contrast, the total drug were of statutory health insurance expenditure in that year to around 39 billion euros. Homeopathic medicines are not an integral part of the performance catalog. However, many health insurance providers reimburse the cost of treatment for the natural healing process.

Bundestag deputies of SPD and FDP see the skeptical. The health-policy spokesperson of the SPD parliamentary group, Sabine Dittmar, stressed that the effectiveness of homeopathic medicines is not detected. “I see, therefore, it is critical that health insurance companies and, therefore, the contribution number and contribution payers Finance these funds.” The free Democrat Christine ash, mountain-Dugnus added: “Everyone who is in favour of homeopathy, you can also purchase more – but on a self-paying basis.”

The AfD parliamentarians Axel Gehrke considers a ban as in France, by contrast, is unnecessary: “it is Not the cost of acquisition of homeopathic remedies charged to the Insured, but the excessive bureaucracy in the German health care system.” Also Harald vineyard of the Left, the debate is overdone. There are more important issues. The German Central Association of homeopathic Doctors (DZVhÄ) rejected the claim Gassens explicitly. The Chairman Michaela Geiger said: “A ban on the reimbursement of homeopathic services would be a step towards a mono culture in medicine.”

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