Whilst the French government continues to maintain a tough line on ending the general right of early retirees to the State health insurance system (CMU), potential exceptions to the rule are now being discussed, according to key sources with whom we have spoken in the last few days.
01 Oct 2007
Confusion continues to reign over the right of expats to access the State health insurance system, although some things are becoming clearer.
14 Sep 2007
The right of access to the State health insurance system is being removed for 'non-active' expats under retirement age, although, contrary to some recent press reports, it is by no means clear this new rule applies to those already settled in France.
03 Sep 2007
A major scandal has emerged in France concerning the trafficking of prescription drugs, in which dozens of doctors appear to be implicated.
19 Dec 2006
With the costs of the health service continuing to spiral, the French government has been removing from the list of prescribed medicines those they do not consider offer good value. In the main, they are ‘branded’ drugs, which are considered expensive to the public purse, often of dubious medical value, and where there exists a cheaper generic alternative.
01 Dec 2006