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Drug prices ;: more expensive in 2024 for the French?

The price of medicines could increase for the French in 2024. The government is in fact considering increasing the rest to responsible for those reimbursed. Explanations.

The law dates from 15 years ago. Already, at At the time, the Fillon government's measure had raised eyebrows. The hypothesis put forward by the Elisabeth Borne team is just as tense, especially since it was indeed confirmed. publicly confirmed by the head of government: in 2024, the rest is due. The cost of the French when purchasing reimbursed medicines could increase from 50 cents to 50 cents. 1 euro;. ""It's one of the avenues that are on the table," the Prime Minister, Wednesday August 23, 2023 on France Bleu.

Beyond of the rest to load which would be increased The question of the annual ceiling arises: each year, a French person cannot have more than 50€ franchise on all medical procedures or services. Leaving it as is would lead to this ceiling being reached more quickly and, therefore, additional expenditure for the State once this ceiling is exceeded. (since the French do not pay more than €50 per year). The doubling of the ceiling is therefore consider, even if Elisabeth Borne wanted to be reassuring: "it will remain the same for people who have long-term conditions."

Nothing has been done yet. MEPs will debate it in the coming weeks. come to the National Assembly as part of the examination of the Security financing bill

The medical deductible is a sum which is deducted from reimbursements made by social security. social security on prescribed medications, paramedical procedures and medical transport.

In France, everyone has to pay a balance. charge on reimbursed medicines (i.e. on prescription). Everyone, or almost, since exceptions exist. Are exempt from the remainder to charge:

  • children and young people under the age of 18;
  • beneficiaries of Supplementary health insurance; solidarity or state medical aid (AME);
  • pregnant women from the 1st day of the 6th month of pregnancy and until the 12th day after delivery;
  • minors for contraception and emergency contraception without parental consent;
  • victims of an act of terrorism, for health costs; in connection with this event.

Furthermore, and in order not to penalize people who suffer from long-term illnesses or chronic illnesses in particular, ceilings remain at the same level. load have been established and cannot be exceeded. At most, one person will not have to pay per year only 50€ of rest charge, medications, medical transport and paramedical acts combined.

Payment of the remainder at your discretion. The charge for medications or medical procedures is not made by direct payment of 50 cents to the patient. the pharmacy or to the practitioner, by bank card or cash. In reality, when you pay for reimbursable medicines or a medical procedure, it is at the time of reimbursement that the payment is made. The patient receives a full reimbursement. height of what safety social insurance and its mutual insurance cover, less 50ct. The reimbursement is therefore reduced. of the rest to charge.

For people benefiting from third-party payment, that is to say who pay nothing, the excess will be recovered upon reimbursement of a future medical procedure that the person will have to pay for.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone 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 teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116