Defining benefit catalogues and entitlements to health care in Germany: Decision makers, decision criteria and taxonomy of catalogues
This paper studies the politico-economic reasons for the refusal of a proposed compulsory flood insurance scheme in Germany. It provides the rationale for such scheme and outlines the basic features of a market-orientated design. The main reasons for the political down-turn of this proposal were the (mis)perceived costs of a state guarantee, legal objections against a compulsory insurance, distributional conflicts between the federal government and the German states ("Länder") on the implied administrative costs and the well-known "samariter dilemma" of ad-hoc disaster relief. The focus on pure market solutions proved to be an ineffective strategy for policy advice in this field.
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- Niebuhr, Dea & Greß, Stefan & Rothgang, Heinz & Wasem, Jürgen, 2003. "Verfahren und Kriterien zur Konkretisierung des Leistungskatalogs in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung," Working papers of the ZeS 05/2003, University of Bremen, Centre for Social Policy Research (ZeS).
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