Cristina Husmark Pehrsson

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Cristina Husmark Pehrsson
Cristina Husmark Pehrsson nordisk samarbetsminister Sverige. Kopenhamn 2008-02-29.jpg
Minister for Social Security
In office
6 October 2006 5 October 2010
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Ylva Johansson
Succeeded by Ulf Kristersson
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
In office
6 October 2006 5 October 2010
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
Preceded by Berit Andnor
Succeeded by Ewa Björling
Member of the Swedish Riksdag
for Skåne County West
In office
5 October 1998 29 September 2014
Personal details
Born (1947-04-15) 15 April 1947 (age 71)
Uddevalla, Sweden
Political party Moderate Party
Profession Nurse

Cristina Maria Husmark Pehrsson (born 15 April 1947) is Swedish politician and a member of the Moderate Party. She served as Minister for Social Security and as Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 2006 to 2010. [1] She is a certified nurse and was a member of the Swedish Riksdag for Skåne County West from 1998 to 2014.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

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Moderate Party Political party in Sweden

The Moderate Party is a liberal-conservative political party in Sweden. The party generally supports tax cuts, the free market, civil liberties and economic liberalism. Internationally, it is a full member of the International Democrat Union and European People's Party.


Government minister

Husmark Pehrsson was appointed Minister for Social Security following the 2006 general election. She was also appointed Minister for Nordic Cooperation.

Nordic countries Geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic

The Nordic countries or the Nordics are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden. The term includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, as well as Greenland and the Faroe Islands—which are both part of the Kingdom of Denmark—and the Åland Islands and Svalbard and Jan Mayen archipelagos that belong to Finland and Norway respectively, whereas the Norwegian Antarctic territories are often not considered a part of the Nordic countries, due to their geographical location. Scandinavians, who comprise over three quarters of the region's population, are the largest group, followed by Finns, who comprise the majority in Finland; other groups are indigenous minorities such as the Greenlandic Inuit and the Sami people, and recent immigrants and their descendants. The native languages Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese are all North Germanic languages rooted in Old Norse. Native non-Germanic languages are Finnish, Greenlandic and several Sami languages. The main religion is Lutheran Christianity. The Nordic countries have much in common in their way of life, history, religion, their use of Scandinavian languages and social structure. The Nordic countries have a long history of political unions and other close relations, but do not form a separate entity today. The Scandinavist movement sought to unite Denmark, Norway and Sweden into one country in the 19th century, with the indepedence of Finland in the early 20th century, and Iceland in the mid 20th century, this movement expanded into the modern organised Nordic cooperation which includes the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers. Especially in English, Scandinavia is sometimes used as a synonym for the Nordic countries, but that term more properly refers to the three monarchies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Geologically, the Scandinavian Peninsula comprises the mainland of Norway and Sweden as well as the northernmost part of Finland.

She was the oldest person in the cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt from 2006 to 2010. Husmark Pehrsson was indirectly blamed for what had not worked during the introduction of the new health insurance rules in 2008; after the 2010 general election she resigned from the cabinet position on 5 October 2010.

Health insurance is an insurance that covers the whole or a part of the risk of a person incurring medical expenses, spreading the risk over a large number of persons. By estimating the overall risk of health care and health system expenses over the risk pool, an insurer can develop a routine finance structure, such as a monthly premium or payroll tax, to provide the money to pay for the health care benefits specified in the insurance agreement. The benefit is administered by a central organization such as a government agency, private business, or not-for-profit entity.

By a memorandum, made at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in December 2009 and published in 2011, showed that the government's official line that the law had "unintended consequences" was a later construction. Cristina Husmark Pehrsson and her ministry had not received any hearings for their warnings that some changes would have anomalous consequences. The memo revealed that among the most controversial of the proposal, the far parentheses (sometimes called "scaffold"), was not included in the original proposal but instead was a proposal by the Ministry of Finance in order to save money. Her ministry's proposal had not meant that people should become "zero rated". [2]

The Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is the ministry in the government of Sweden responsible for policies related to social welfare: financial security, social services, medical and health care, health promotion and the rights of children and disabled people.

The Ministry of Finance is a Swedish government ministry responsible for matters relating to economic policy, the central government budget, taxes, banking, security and insurance, international economic work, central, regional and local government.

Personal life

Husmark Pehrsson is married to Folke Pehrsson with whom she has three children. She lives in Landskrona, Skåne County.

Landskrona Place in Scania, Sweden

Landskrona is a late medieval town in Scania province, Sweden, located at the shores of Øresund, founded at the location of the former Danish fishing village Sønder Sæby in the province of Scania by king Erik VII of Pomerania early in the 15th century. In 1720 the town, like its province, became a formal part of Sweden., which must not be confused with the 1658-1676, 1679-1711 and 1711-1720 periods. As land owned by the Swedish Monarch. Scania's status, thus the town's as well, was during those periods equal to the one of Swedish Pomerania. During the Danish 1676-1679 reconquest of large parts of her in 1658 lost territories, Landskrona Citadel constituted as mobilisation centre for formal enlistment of pro-Danish guerrilla fighters from 1678.

Skåne County County (län) of Sweden

Skåne County, sometimes referred to as Scania County in English, is the southernmost county or län, of Sweden, basically corresponding to the traditional province Skåne. It borders the counties of Halland, Kronoberg and Blekinge and connected to Capital Region, Denmark by the Oresund Bridge. The seat of residence for the Skåne Governor is the city of Malmö. The headquarters of Skåne Regional Council is the town of Kristianstad.

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Preceded by
Ylva Johansson
Minister for Social Security
Succeeded by
Ulf Kristersson
Preceded by
Berit Andnor
Minister for Nordic Cooperation
Succeeded by
Ewa Björling