Germany cuts health care spending, raises premiums

Germany cuts health care spending, raises premiums

BERLIN - (AP) Faced with a ballooning deficit in Germany's health care system, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government decided Tuesday to raise premiums and cut into the profits of doctors, dentists, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The decision comes after months of wrangling within Merkel's coalition over a fundamental overhaul of the system and after ...

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