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▷ SPD politician Karl Lauterbach sees “huge construction sites” in the traffic light coalition …

25.10.2021 – 06:00

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Leverkusen (ots)

SPD politician Karl Lauterbach sees “huge construction sites that have not been worked on due to the corona” in the German health system. “A lot has been left behind in the last two years,” said Lauterbach to the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger / Leverkusener Anzeiger” (Monday edition) before the start of the working groups to prepare a traffic light coalition on Wednesday. “The hospitals are in serious deficit, especially the university clinics. The expansion of digitization has stalled, both in practices and in hospitals. The health insurance companies are making double-digit billion deficits. There are significant problems in preventive medicine,” stated the SPD health expert, who, as a specialist politician, is jointly responsible for the area of ​​health and care. Lauterbach said cautiously about his own ambitions to become health minister: “You shouldn’t overestimate yourself,” he said: “Personnel issues are decided at the very end. Now I’m working on the direction that the health system will take in the next four years. “

The member of the Bundestag for the Leverkusen / Cologne-Mülheim constituency expects that the participants in the negotiations on a traffic light coalition made up of the SPD, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and FDP will not penetrate any intermediate results to the media: “I have a lot of experience in conducting coalition talks and know: The best comes out when you discuss confidently with each other, interim results are not in the newspaper and goals are not publicly dismantled. ” Lauterbach said that he would not publicly communicate any goals in advance, “and I hope the others are also smart enough not to do that.”

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