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The French will soon be less reimbursed for a medical consultation

À from May 15, 2024, the remainder   load will double, reveals Le Parisien. Concretely, the patient will have to pay 2 euros, compared to 1 euro currently, for each medical consultation and other x-rays or analyses.

Deterioration of Security accounts social obligations, the government resolved, last January, to put more à contribution to patients' wallets. The idea: increase the portion not reimbursed, neither by Health Insurance nor by supplementary health insurance, also called & the rest is up to you. charge. And while a decree dated February 16 left the council of the National Union of Health Insurance Funds (Uncam) the possibility ;eacute; to increase the patient's contribution from 1 euro currently to 2, even 3 euros, Le Parisienrevealed this Tuesday that on March 21, he was finally released. approved a doubling of the patient's flat-rate contribution. Over a year, this measure which will come into force on May 15, and not in June as a time mentioned, should allow the state to save more than 400 million euros.

Young people under the age of 18, pregnant women (from the sixth month of pregnancy and up to the twelfth month of pregnancy (th day following delivery), beneficiaries of complementary health insurance solidarity (C2S), those of state medical aid (AME), military pension, as well as victims of work accidents or of occupational disease are, however, not affected by the measure. 

800 million euros in annual savings

For other patients, any consultation with the attending physician or a specialist, as well as each biological analysis or radiological examination will be reimbursed 1 euro less compared to the previous year. &agrav; this day. If your doctor practices third-party payment and you do not advance anything, Le Parisien specifies that the amount The cost of participation will be recovered through another refund. In short, it is possible that you continue à pay nothing when going to the doctor, on the other hand, the rest payable by the general practitioner could be subtracted from your payment. your reimbursement linked to &agrav; purchasing medicines in pharmacies, for example.

Le Parisien notes, however, that appointments with the dental surgeon, with midwives or medical assistants , such as nurses or speech therapists, as well as surgical interventions will not be subject to this measure. This contribution will not exceed 4 euros per day and per doctor. In addition, it will remain capped at 50 euros per year and per person. À note that doubling the remainder   charge is added to the load that of medical franchises, which is entered into in force on March 31 and which concerns, among other things, boxes of medicines. With these two increases, Health Insurance hopes to save no less than 800 million euros per year. 

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