The contributions to the care insurance will have to rise according to a study, in six years, in order to cover the growing costs of an ageing society.

The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported, citing a study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation. Therefore, the researchers of the economic research Institute Prognos calculated that the contribution between the years 2025 and 2045 will rise to 4.25 percent. At the beginning of the year, the contribution rate by 0.5 points, to 3.05 percent of gross income.

In their analysis, the researchers also assume that by the year 2045, five million people in Germany care to be in need of. In the year 2017, it was vulnerable only 3.3 million.

In the care industry itself is the mood according to a survey from bad to worse. The editors ‘ network, Germany (Wednesday), citing the “Care-climate-Index” commissioned by the German care tags that should be presented on Wednesday. In a representative survey by the end of 2018 under the nurses, Doctors, patient, relatives as well as representatives of funds and organisations, 29 percent of the respondents judged accordingly to the quality of care as “poor”. That’s five percentage points more than in the previous year.

28 percent assess patient safety as “low”. In 2017, the proportion was 26 percent. The working conditions of the nurses rated 60% of the respondents as “bad”. This is an increase of at least nine percentage points.


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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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