Hospital fleecing costs billions, insurers claim

Hospital fleecing costs billions, insurers claim

Overbilling by hospitals is costing Germany's statutory health insurers up to €1.5 billion a year even as insurers are pushing up fees to plug funding shortfalls, an internal paper from their peak body has revealed.

Swarms switch health insurers to avoid fees

Swarms switch health insurers to avoid fees

Extra fees for state health insurance seen by 2011

Extra fees for state health insurance seen by 2011