GERMANY is taking a major step towards providing affordable health coverage for people who have no health insurance.
It will begin rolling out free health insurance on Jan. 1, and the policy will cover almost 100 million people.
According to the health ministry, the new policy is aimed at providing “compensation to patients who are facing serious medical problems that cannot be covered by the existing insurance system, or who have serious problems with chronic diseases.”
The plan is part of an overhaul of the health insurance system in Germany.
The plan is designed to make the insurance market more efficient, according to the ministry.
Health insurance is currently free for the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions.