the Federal health Minister, Jens Spahn (CDU) is widely criticised for his proposal that children should loose pay a higher contribution for the care insurance. To support parents was a task for the whole society, said a member of the management Board of the German trade Union Confederation (DGB), Annelie colorful Bach. “Just because the strong shoulders to take the greater share,” she said on Saturday, the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.

the President of the social Association VdK, Verena Bentele, criticized Spahns proposal. “The goal is not accurate and not misleading,” she said. In order to relieve families in the education phase, to improve the compatibility of family and career. In addition, the tax-financed Family allowances should be increased. The VdK is the largest social Association of Germany.

on Friday, Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) had said, to punish Children in a “weird idea”, because the lack of children is, in many cases, unintentionally. He said families need to be supported.

Spahn defends his proposal

Spahn had already proposed in mid-October, that Children should pay more in long-term care insurance. On Friday, a guest appeared in a contribution to the Newspapers of New Berlin editorial community, in which he proposed the same thing again. Currently, children pay lots already 0.25 percentage points more than Insured persons with children. At the turn of the year, the rate for all Insured persons increased by 0.5 points: Childless parents to 3.05 per cent, must Deposit 3,30 percent of their income in the long-term care insurance.

On Saturday Spahn defended himself against the criticism. “Parents need to be relieved of the social insurance more,” he told the Bild newspaper on Saturday. “You draw great for all of us, the contributors of tomorrow.” “Oblique” is “to disqualify proposals immediately to debate without you.” The solve no problems, said Spahn. CDU financial expert, Sepp Müller defended Spahns idea also. “Please, today rather than tomorrow implement it. Because our society and our backup systems only work with children,” said Müller.