Intensive care patients from Schwyz are treated in the canton of Zurich. Zurich does not receive any money from Schwyz for this. The fact that Schwyz has now reduced taxes is angry with the Zurich finance director.

Zurich's finance director Ernst Stocker is angry. This is because cantons such as Schwyz have Covid sufferers treated in Zurich intensive care units and at the same time reduce taxes.

Tax reduction in Schwyz makes canton Zurich h & auml; ssig

Zurich doesn't get any money for the treatment of sick people from other cantons. Around 20 percent of people in intensive care units in Zurich come from other cantons. (In the picture: Intensive care unit of the University Hospital Geneva.)

 Tax cut in Schwyz makes canton Zurich nasty

“If the other cantons can already reduce taxes, they should be generous and compensate Zurich for these additional services,” says Government Councilor Stocker to “TeleZüri”.

That's what

  • About 20 percent of the Intensive care patients in the canton of Zurich come from other cantons.

  • Zurich does not get any money for this from the other cantons.

  • Even patients from the canton of Schwyz are treated in Zurich.

  • The Zurich finance director does not like the fact that the canton of Schwyz has now reduced its taxes: If other cantons have enough money to lower taxes, then they should also cover the costs of intensive treatment.

< p> When it comes to treatment in intensive care units, Zurich relieves other cantons of a lot of work: around 20 percent of people treated in Zurich intensive care units come from other cantons. Zurich does not receive any money for this from the cantons, reports «TeleZüri».

People from the Canton of Schwyz are also treated in Zurich. The fact that the canton of Schwyz recently cut taxes from 150 to 120 percentage points annoys Zurich finance director Ernst Stocker. “I could also cut taxes if I had practically no hospital costs. But Zurich provides services for everyone. This is also important for people's health, ”he says to“ TeleZüri ”. Zurich has spent 45 million francs on hospitals in the past two years because of Corona. Other cantons should participate in this. “If the other cantons can already reduce taxes, they should be generous and compensate Zurich for these additional services,” says Stocker.

There is no connection between hospital treatment and taxes, the Office for Health and Social Affairs of the Canton Schwyz told the broadcaster: “The remuneration of inpatient hospital services is regulated by a nationwide uniform tariff system. If the treatment costs are not covered, it is not a problem of the tax rate, but of the tariff system. ” The Zurich finance director does not accept this argument. In an exceptional situation like the corona pandemic, you cannot simply refer to national tariffs, he says.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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