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Germany Exporting Sick and Elderly to Other Nations for Care

Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany.

The move, which has seen thousands of retired Germans rehoused in homes in eastern Europe and Asia, has been severely criticised by social welfare organisations who have called it "inhumane deportation".

But with increasing numbers of Germans unable to afford the growing costs of retirement homes, and an ageing and shrinking population, the number expected to be sent abroad in the next few years is only likely to rise. Experts describe it as a "time bomb".

(Hat tip to Reason commenter Longtorso.)

Source: The Guardian. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    *There's* a way to cut the national medical care costs!

  • fish||

    Didn't Germany already try this in the 1940s?

    Poland and other eastern Europe countries?

    Health camps I think they were called.

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