Health Insurances Reduce Debts

Politics ♦ Published: April 12, 2012; 11:05 ♦ (Vindobona)

Over the last three years, Austrian health insurance institutes could cut debts by € 1.0bn, which is substantially more than expected.

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The Austrian Minister of Health Alois Stöger is satisfied: since 2009, the health insurance institutes record surpluses without cutting services. Over the last three years, debts were reduced by € 1.0bn.

For the period from 2010 to 2013, the health insurance institutes are obliged to achieve economizations of € 1.725bn. In 2010, savings of € 197m were planned. Actually,…