Spahn: Assets could be used to finance nursing care

Hospital, via dts news agency
Hospital, via dts news agency

In the struggle for the reform of nursing care funding, Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) is seeking a broad consensus in politics and society, but also underlines the responsibility of those affected. “The principle that everyone is entitled to care, no matter how little pension they receive, remains. But what needs to be explored is what happens to existing assets, how exactly it is used in acute nursing care, ”said Spahn of the“ Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung ”.

The 25th year of long-term care insurance is about rebalancing who does what. “Full insurance does not correspond to my positive family picture. Relatives also have a responsibility for each other in the case of care, ”the CDU politician continued. However, the cost of care should become “more predictable”. The personal contribution that needy people have to pay for home care has been increasing for years. Affected people have to pay more and more out of their own pockets, said the Minister of Health. “We don't just want to leave the citizens alone. This topic alone is worth continuing the grand coalition, ”Spahn told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. (dts news agency)