The Coronavirus spreads in Switzerland, hospitals are bracing for the expected rush and to build up their intensive care units. “The Corona epidemic has impacted health care costs in the billions,” said SP President Christian Levrat (49) earlier in the VIEW. His claim: The Federal government must now take on the Corona-related costs, in order to prevent health insurance premiums in shock.

Since then, the situation has worsened considerably. Now, high-pitched bells in the bourgeois camp, the alarm. “The Parliament will have to absorb the Explosion of the health insurance premiums!”, FDP Council of States Joachim Eder (68, ZG) reporting of age in VIEW. The virus-related health spending should not have to bear the premium-payers, but would have to be compensated. In the extraordinary Session in may, the problem had to be tackled strictly, so Eder.

FDP-Müller wants to be a round table

the Ex-not the Council of States to carry its demands to the Parliament, therefore, he contacted former colleagues, had and met with a positive Echo. “I’ll be taking the topic,” confirms the FDP Council of States Damian Müller (35, LU). “The Federal Council must ensure that the Corona-costs are reported separately and the impact on the premium show.” As soon as these Figures would be available, it is necessary to discuss an appropriate cost distribution between the Confederation, the cantons, health insurance funds and hospital representatives.

“To the package for the economy, it needs a package for the health sector. For this, we need a round table,” Müller said. “The Federal government must bear the main burden. A premium explosion at the expense of the middle class, the families, and Alone we must prevent, therefore, the premiums may not include any increase due to Corona.” He wants to bring the issue via the health Commission, and a co-Rapporteur of the Finance Commission, for the attention plans.

FDP-Dittli: “Safe value”

Also, FDP councillor Josef Dittli (62 UR) test shows open. “This is certainly worth considering,” says the President of the health insurance Association of Curafutura. Today, but it is not yet possible to predict where and how high healthcare costs would be incurred – in the case of the cantons and the Confederation, in the case of the insurers or with third parties.

“If the costs are incurred unilaterally in the case of insurers-the premium payers, you can, in fact, the question of why the whole Coronavirus-load the premium payers will be saddled with – and over the next few years.” A solution or a contribution in this direction would help in this case, all of you, and the reward system, and relieve long-term, effective. “You can discuss for sure”, so Dittli.

health insurance companies to reserves to tap

CVP national councillor Ruth Humbel (62, AG) is, meanwhile, that the Federal government analyze the situation with insurers on an ongoing basis. “In addition to Corona, the costs for all interventions, which are now postponed traffic jam, Yes,” says the health of a politician. For you is clear: “There must be a premium shock. This would mainly affect those who are now affected by loss of Income.”

it is Conceivable, for Humbel, that the public sector would take the Tests and the insurer the cost of treatment. It is also reminiscent of the reserves of the health insurance funds that could be tapped. “The pandemic now makes clear to all how important it is that health insurers have sufficient reserves.”

SP wants franchises for Corona-stroke patients

The SP looks into its claims anyway, confirmed. “Particularly in the inpatient area, it is now in need of measures,” says SP-national councillor Barbara Gysi (55, SG). For example, the Federal government should shell out the 45-percent share of the health insurance funds for inpatient hospital treatments. “Additional to be paid by the Federal government for the deductibles and for Covid-19-patients, as well as for the prescription drugs against Corona.”

The health of a politician wants to use the co-Rapporteur of the financial Commission, to the corresponding orders of the Federal Council, the Elevator silent. “We must now agree across party lines on the basic parameters, to the Federal Council of the shock direction.” Because at one point it was in agreement: “We don’t have to do everything in the Corona-crisis chasing the bonuses in the level.”


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:

wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer. is Not Sneezing into hands, sneeze
or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow. the handkerchiefs to correctly dispose of
paper tissues should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. the contact minimize
Avoid contact with people who have difficulty breathing or a cough.
Avoid larger gatherings of people or public transport. To remain as home to the “most important thing of All is up to date”, so that more and more people are infected. You should go only in exceptional cases, Outside. Everything is possible, delivery at home. the Important: no welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands. And always a distance of one Meter to keep. the stay Informed
please Observe the local directives and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. “Who is healthy, and informed, remains in 99 percent of cases, healthy.”
info lines Coronavirus
For the population: 058 463 00 00
For travelers: 058 464 44 88
available: 24 hours a Day when should you to the doctor?
don’t Go any more in case of symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and immediately contact – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility. the patience
The Situation will continue until Further notice. Those who feel themselves safe and healthy and, therefore, to the front of the storm, risking to prolong the condition. Therefore, peace preserved, and the thing in common to serve. (SDA)