Attacking the Shortfall Merkel's Government Agrees to Mini-Health Care Reform

Facing a projected shortfall of 11 billion euros for Germany's health care system in 2011, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed on Tuesday to increase contributions. But the plan is a far cry from radical reform, leading to calls for the country's health minister to resign.
Health care costs in Germany have been skyrocketing in recent years.

Health care costs in Germany have been skyrocketing in recent years.

Foto: MICHAEL PROBST/ AP
cgh -- with wire reports
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