Federal Council rejects “cost brake initiative” and adopts counterproposal

11. November 2021 – In spring 2020, the popular initiative “For lower premiums - cost brake in the healthcare system (cost brake initiative)” was submitted. This initiative calls for the introduction of a cost brake in the healthcare system. However, the Federal Council judged the mechanism proposed by the initiative as being too rigid, which is why the Federal Council rejects the initiative. As an indirect counterproposal, the Council adopted the dispatch for the specification of cost targets in the compulsory health insurance (OKP) on 10 November 2021. This measure is part of the current cost containment program.

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