Medicine: homeopathy at your expense?

Berlin
/ Paris

From the point of view of the president of the Association of Physicians in Health Insurance (KBV), Andreas Gassen, health insurance patients should not fund homeopathic services. "There is no sufficient scientific evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathic procedures," said Gassen of the "Rheinische Post". "Who wants to have homeopathic remedies, they should also have some, but please, not at the expense of solidarity."

Also the SPD deputy parliamentarian, Karl Lauterbach, recently ruled against the reimbursement of homeopathy by the compulsory health insurance. "We must talk to Groko," he told the "Tagesspiegel" in early July.

In Germany, homeopathy is a subject of permanent controversy and one wonders if the public should bear the costs of such treatment. Although homeopathy is not part of the catalog of legal benefits of health insurance companies of this country. However, many health insurance companies reimburse their insured for the cost of treatment due to demand. In neighboring France, the government wants to cancel the reimbursement of homeopathy by the health insurance from 2021.