Hospitaler-schliebungen: die alte rot-grun-politik wird von der neuen groko fortgesetzt

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Hospital-“drg” even worse than the labor market-“hartz iv”

Hospitals in germany currently treat approx. 20 million outpatients and ca. 19 million inpatients – makes about 40 million cases per year. This is a multiple of the number of inmates in the hartz iv ghetto, with its 6 million annual recipients. The consequences of the system installed by red-grun “hartz iv”-harassment system (wikipedia) e.G. For single parents need no further explanation. The consequences of the hospital financing system also decreed by red-green “drg” people are only beginning to notice, albeit at an accelerated rate.

The prescription of competition, okonomization, profit and deficit in hospital financing through a flat-rate pricing system (“drg”the consequences of the hospital financing system (also decreed by the red-green party) can be seen in the closure of obstetrics departments, children’s wards, entire hospitals, in declining care quality, neglect of geriatric wards, hygiene scandals, overburdened emergency rooms, etc.

This “legacy” the schroder-fischer episode of the berlin regime has further brutalized the past groko. With their “hospital structure act” with the introduction of the new hospital care act (khsg), it has fired the starting shot for the next round in the capitalization of hospital care: after the initiation of merciless competition, especially between corporate hospitals on the one hand and municipal hospitals on the other, the concentration and centralization of hospital investment capital is now to take place. The aim is to drastically reduce the number of hospitals close to home and to expand supraregional hospitals “focus clinics”. According to the current coalition agreement, contributors and taxpayers will have to pay 4 billion euros in the next four years. Euro in closure premiums.

Which opposition?

All deteriorations of health care, especially of hospital care in germany since the schmidt-genscher government at the end of the 1970s, i.E. The reported “healthcare reforms”, have been and are still being carried out by willing, because paid for “experts” and “experts”, who like to present themselves as “as health economists” designate, prepared, accompanied and justified.

If you ask the currently topical question of why the political left has now lost all relevance, the answer can be found precisely in the health sector. There, the impact on 40 million hospital patients alone is growing – not to mention the medical practice traps, the pharmacy customers, and the people in need of care.

The left has had little and rather inconsequential to offer here for decades, taking the neoliberal-authoritarian “experts” and “experts” leave the field. The main concerns of self-help groups, alternative doctors and medical sociologists were only a “other medicine”, the “two-tier medicine” and the “social shortcuts” as blah-blah discourse. From the fundamental transformation of the german welfare state, its health insurance and its health care from a corrective event to the industrial capitalism of the “germany ag” into a functional element of the export extremism and finance capitalism of the “business model germany” had and has “left” health care opposition including the relevant union ver.Di not have a clue.

The same is true for the transformation of formerly mostly regional autonomous health insurance companies into federal or state financial corporations. The systematic replacement of ever lowered taxes on high income, profits and wealth by health insurance contributions of dependent employees as a secret source of state financing is also not an ie for this opposition.

As might be expected, there is also no knowledge of the fatal effects of the centralized health care policy printed in the slipstream of the financial, real and budget crises by the then groko “health fund”, which places a social-financial burden on the structurally weaker regions to the benefit of the structurally stronger regions. Only as long as the weaker regions retain at least a somewhat average level of hospitalization will they receive back, in the form of expenditure on services, a not insignificant portion of the contributions they pay to the central health fund.

Such aspects, however, overtax the thinking of left-wing reformists “health opposition” by far. She is satisfied with the illusion that capitalism and the welfare state can be spared through less commerce and more humanitarianism. The good health care of “” naturally plays a central role in. It saves intensive thinking by forcing attitude.

After all, in the years that have passed since then, there has been a “alliance health formed. Members come from the alternative medicine field, the attac circle and the union ver.Di. The focus of this alliance’s activities is the hospital crisis in germany. This is appropriate.

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