Hermann Gröhe (born 25 February 1961) is a German politician for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Minister of Health in thethird cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel which took office 17 December 2013.


Early life and career

Gröhe finished law school at the University of Cologne and was a research assistant at the university 1987-1993. He also worked as a trainee lawyer at a local court in Cologne 1991-1993. He has been a licensed lawyer since 1997.


Political career

Becoming a member of CDU in 1977, Gröhe has represented the party in the German Bundestag since 1994 and has represented the Neuss I constituency since 1995. In the negotiations to form a coalition government following the 2009 federal elections, he was a member of the working group on economic affairs and energy, led by Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Rainer Brüderle.

As successor of Ronald Pofalla, Gröhe was secretary general of the CDU 2009-2013; serving as the campaign manager in theGerman federal election, 2013. He was credited with marshalling Angela Merkel’s electoral victory that year, the party’s best result since German reunification in 1990. In the negotiations to form a coalition government following the elections, Gröhe was part of the 15-member leadership circle chaired by Merkel, Horst Seehofer and Sigmar Gabriel.


Federal Minister of Health, 2013-present

Following the formation of the third cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel, Gröhe took office as Federal Minister of Health. His deputies are Ingrid Fischbach and Annette Widmann-Mauz.

In October 2014, Gröhe's elderly care reform bill, which is supposed to better fit the individual needs of those in care and expected to cost the government a further 1.2 billion euro ($1.5 billion), was passed by the Bundestag.

The object of mass VOTE: Hermann Gröhe.  
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