SPD-man wants to ban reimbursement of homeopathy – Union locks

Model For France? The health authority in the neighbouring country, wants to prohibit health insurance companies reimburse the cost of homeopathic treatments. SPD parliamentary group Deputy Karl Lauterbach is now calling for the same for Germany. However, the CDU and the CSU Balk.

SPD parliamentary group Deputy Karl Lauterbach wants to prohibit statutory health insurance funds, the reimbursement of homeopathy. “We need to talk in the Grand coalition about it,” he told the “Tagesspiegel” (Wednesday). According to him, even the voluntary services of the health insurance companies should be cost-effective and medically appropriate. dpa/Ralf Hirschberger SPD-health expert Karl Lauterbach stressed, the blood tests are safe and medically better than previous methods.

The SPD-health expert refers to his foray to France. There, the Supreme health authority has determined that homeopathic Medicine is scientifically seen to be sufficiently effective. Therefore, a refund is not justified. “In the sense of reason and the enlightenment, as well as the patient’s protection, it is also in Germany, incorrectly, that funds from marketing reasons, to pay for homeopathy,” said Lauterbach on Twitter.

According to Bach’s powerful ally

The Federal Joint Committee (GBA), which decides on the duty performance of the statutory funds, supports Lauterbach. Methods of treatment without clear evidence of effectiveness and Use should not be ennobled “by the fact that they are paid by funds as a Statute performance,” said GBA Chairman Josef Hecken the “daily mirror”.

Criticism of Lautenbach proposal comes from the Union. The health policy spokeswoman, Karin Maag, thinks it’s a mistake to limit the voluntary services of the insurer. “We do not run a crusade against naturopaths and naturopathy,” she said to the “daily mirror”. You think it is right to safeguard the freedom of choice of the patient.