Hi As I mentioned in my topic description, I am a German citizen, but I never grew up here. I have questions regarding the health insurance system because I am very confused. I was interning in Hamburg and had private health insurance from a company called Care Concept. My internship is over and I am now looking for work, and hence unemployed for the time being. Being unemployed, yet not getting any social welfare, can I sign up for a regular, public health insurance company (eg. TKK or AOK)?. I did my masters degree in Germany and while I was a studying I had coverage from AOK but I left the country and cancelled the contract at the time. Does someone have any advice or suggestions? Does anyone know what the rates are if you are unemployed? Thanks!