|Federal Minister of Health|
12 January 2001 – 27 October 2009
|Preceded by||Andrea Fischer|
|Succeeded by||Philipp Rösler|
|Federal Minister of Health and Social Security|
October 22, 2002 – November 22, 2005
|Preceded by||Walter Riester (Social Affairs)|
|Succeeded by||Franz Müntefering
June 13, 1949 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)|
|Alma mater||Teaching College of Aachen|
|Profession||Teacher for Primary and General Schools|
In 1976 she was a candidate of the Maoist "Kommunistischer Bund Westdeutschland" (KBW) (Communist League of West Germany) for the Federal Assembly of Germany (Bundestag) in Aachen. The KBW dissolved completely in 1985.
In 2001, she became Federal Minister for Health under Gerhard Schröder. A year later, the responsibility for social security was added to her portfolio and she was appointed Federal Minister for Health and Social Security.
In November 2005, she again became Federal Minister for Health in the grand coalition of Angela Merkel. Social security was reunited with the portfolio of labour, which in 2002 had been added to that of the Federal Minister for Economics.
|This article about a German politician or member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|