Superior Council against conversion to long-term care insurance
VIENNA. Senior representatives call for government funding to maintain fiscal funding.
The need for care is increasing
Tomorrow, Thursday, the Minister of Social Relations, Beate Hartinger-Klein (FP), invites you to a broad nursing summit.
Experts, stakeholders and representatives of parliamentary parties will discuss models of care, the possibilities of technology and the future of the nursing profession. The appointment is also the starting signal for the "master plan": With this, the government wants to present a final model for future financing of long-term assistance by the end of the year. Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (VP) recently left all open options: long-term care insurance, tax deduction, or budget financing.
Yesterday, the Senate Council called for withholding of fiscal funding: "We all agree that care should continue to be financed by taxes," senior councilors Peter Kostelka (SP) and Ingrid Korosec (VP) said yesterday for all associations of the elderly. Kostelka and Korosec warned against long-term care insurance, as Germany had already introduced 25 years ago: the contribution rate had already been increased and yet not all costs were covered.
The trade association, however, was in favor of statutory long-term care insurance. Health spokesperson for the list Now, Daniela Holzinger, promoted taxes on wealth and inheritance that were earmarked for the Nursing Fund.
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