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There are roughly 260 state mandated insurance companies in Germany. However the bulk of the people are members in one of the three largest companies, like the AOK (German network of General Local Health Insurance Companies) which alone insures 20.1 million persons. In other words: If all the citizens of the three Baltic countries were to join 1 insurance company its size would still be only 30% of the AOK.

"The USA appears destined by fate to plague America with misery in the name of liberty." Simon Bolivar, Caracas, 1819
by Ritter on Mon Feb 13th, 2006 at 03:31:59 PM EST
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