Interesting.Well, there's no way the Swiss Germans will agree to a government run health care where they end up footing the bill for the irresponsible parts of the country and where their freedom to choose their doctors and hospitals might be compromised. Right now, every canton sets its own premiums and they benefit from that. Seeing as they are the largest voting block in the country, what they say goes.
Ahh that is my fear. That means that the companies are sitting on both sides of the table when negotiating price.. that is a HUGE conflict of interest if you ask me. I know in Denmark we have huge issues if a doctor is elected to become health minister for example.. he or she is usual looked over with magnifying glass all the time even though the person might be the best qualified for the job.If IIRC, I think we have whole political parties here that are funded by banks and other companies.
I doubt that also, that is a way too obvious conflict of interest, but that whole parties are funded by industries.. bad bad bad..I would wager that your cost issues is in a large part due to this if you are correct in your comments.I'm not sure about stock ownership, but I'm pretty sure that the Minister for Health (the one who negotiates with the insurance companies) can't be privately involved with any of them. That would create a major scandal the likes of which the country rarely sees.