Stefan Meierhans on too much paid-for care taxis – view

2013, I received the notification of a resident of the old centre pond Matt in Urdorf, ZH. She complained of taxis through to high Care. My inquiries have confirmed that the inhabitants were put to the high cost of care in the bill. Despite several interventions on my part, and the action of the resident on the other hand, the municipality of Urdorf wanted to hold on to their practice. So the only way remained through the instances. After six long years now the Council has decided that the care of the taxis for 2016 and 2017 must retroactively be 5 francs per day, and residents reduced. This means that each of the inhabitants has for these two years, a Refund of several Thousand francs. This makes me very happy!

in Spite of all the joy – this decision was not only “a new” Pflästerli “in care funding”. The System suffers from birth defects that must be resolved – namely, a lack of transparency and the Lack of uniform and binding definitions, what is a nursing performance and what is a care and support service. Working time analysis, for example, appropriate instruments, to determine the actual cost of care.

You must also ask to what extent the current funding of Care for the future is fit for purpose. It consists of the statutory contributions from the insurance companies and the legally limited contributions of the inhabitants. All of the above and beyond care of the respective Canton of expenses. He sets for the so-called care of the rest cantonal cost limits. While it is understandable that not all costs can regardless be funded, but you have to face facts: The rest is not the result of bad business practices, but they are caused by the necessary maintenance costs are usually. If you can not be financed with the existing model, then you have to make the financing practice to the test.

it is certain, however, to überbürden that today’s common “solution”, Care deficits in care expenses, and the residents, unacceptable and unfair. In our Federal Constitution is: “… the strength of a people is measured to be in the Welfare of the Weak …” it’s high time, I mean.