| Horst Seehofer |
|Born||4 July 1949|
|Member of||Hanns Seidel Foundation|
Horst Lorenz Seehofer is a German politician who was Minister of the Interior, Building and Community under Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2018 to 2021 and was made 18th Minister President of Bavaria from 2008 to 2018 and Leader of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria from 2008 to 2019.
“Reporter: Does this mean that the lobby was really so strong then, the pharmaceutical lobby against politics, and you had to pull back, so to speak.
Horst Seehofer: Yes that is so, has been the case for 30 years, until the present moment, that meaningful structural changes, in the sense of a more social market economy, are not possible in the German health care system because of the resistance of the lobby associations.
Horst Seehofer: I can only describe to you that this is so and it works very effectively.
Reporter: But it can not be that the industry is stronger than politics, so at the end of the day, it has to be the politics that is in the position to say no, that's not how it works.
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqOFpfwL5l8 Frontal 21
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