Health System in Germany

Information on the German health system and the types of medical care available...

The German medical system is excellent and considered one of the best in the world. It is funded through contributions from the working population. However, due to a decrease in revenue caused by an ageing population and decreasing birth rates, the healthcare system was subject to a wide reform in 2010 with a new law, GKV-Finanzierungsgesetz, dedicated to reorganising the financing of the health system.

German law requires everyone living in Germany to be insured for at least hospital and outpatient medical treatment. This can be covered by either state or private insurance companies.