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Kopfpauschalen zur Finanzierung der Krankenversicherungsleistungen in Deutschland



Recently several experts have proposed to replace the existing social health insurance revenue system by income-independent per capita contributions. Therefore the authors of this paper present different estimates for alternative forms of per capita contributions. The next step of the analysis involves calculating the reduction or increase in contribution burden following a change to a per capita contribution system. Furthermore the volume of the tax transfer required to off-set the lower income groups’ massive worsening of their income position and the higher income groups’ increased tax burden is estimated. Some of the problems involved in the practical application of introducing such a revenue system in Switzerland – the only European country applying this form of financing alternative – are addressed. The concluding section summarizes the effects of such a revenue system.

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  • Anita B. Pfaff & Martin Pfaff & Axel Olaf Kern & Bernhard Langer, 2003. "Kopfpauschalen zur Finanzierung der Krankenversicherungsleistungen in Deutschland," Discussion Paper Series 246, Universitaet Augsburg, Institute for Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:aug:augsbe:0246

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    1. Hagist, Christian & Fetzer, Stefan, 2004. "GMG, Kopfpauschalen und Bürgerversicherungen: Der aktuelle Reformstand und seine intergenerativen Verteilungswirkungen," Discussion Papers 114, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Institut für Finanzwissenschaft.

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    Social Health Insurance System; Public Finance;

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    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health

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