|Lebenshilfe is a German organisation for people with intellectual disabilities.
Lebenshilfe is a member of Inclusion Europe.
The President of Lebenshilfe had a meeting with the German Minister of Health.
They talked about problems people with disabilities have in getting good health care.
Lebenshilfe National Chairman, Ulla Schmidt met with the German Minister of Health, Hermann Gröhe in order to discuss health care issues negatively impacting the lives people with disabilities and their families. The dialogue took place at the Federal Ministry of Health in Berlin, Germany.
Alongside Ulla Schmidt, Lebenshilfe’s National Director, Prof. Dr. Jeanne Nicklas Faust and Chief Legal Officer, Antje Welke were also present at the meeting with the German official. One of the main issues on the day’s agenda was the urgent need for action in supplementing funds going into care for people with disabilities.
In addition, the Minister was also informed of the unsatisfactory state of public health insurance system practices in the field of home care. Other discussion topics were the establishment of medical treatment centres in hospitals for adults with disabilities who need assistance from specialised staff, and the restrictive practices of health insurance companies in the disabilities sector.
Find out more about health policy requirements identified by Lebenshilfe by clicking on the link. The document is available in German only.
Inclusion Europe member Lebenshilfe is a German association fighting for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Visit Lebenshilfe’s website for more information.
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