Additional Contribution Hardly any population group is zahlungsbefreit medical care in Germany is at a high level. Drugs, hospitalizations and protracted therapies cost however. So, many statutory health insurance companies justify charging an additional fee. The private krankenversicherung.de insurance Portal explains what population groups to checkout will be asked. EUR 8 spend an additional month for health insurance. For many, that seems like a slap in the face. So far, there is no reliable information (www.private-krankenversicherung.de/ information /), which funds 2010 to take this step. The DAK, KKH-Allianz and the German health insurance fund and some small company health insurance funds to make a start. With a few exceptions, the majority of the population to pay is called upon. These include also ALG I receiver and students as well as workers. The contribution in the weight falls just for these groups. But even with good income, insured persons about the apparent arbitrariness of the funds may be surprised. Ultimately many do not admit to pay more at constant or even deteriorating services. However, is not recommended, to refuse payment. Additional administrative costs, which are distributed to the entire insurance community arise in this way. Who absolutely doesn't want to pay, can make use of his special right and switch the cash register. It is questionable, though, how long it will take, until other funds follow suit. At least the child care is supported. Parents who take maternity, education or parental allowance, shall be exempt from payment. This also applies to recipients of benefits, as well as military and civilian service. All other remains the weak consolation, to make the contribution at least tax.