The rules may be tightly drawn, but those on a low income are entitled to assistance with health service charges and insurance premiums.
13 May 2017
For European nationals resident in France, the process of obtaining a European Health Insurance Card depends on your insurance status.
06 Feb 2017
The basis on which economically inactive individuals are assessed for their health insurance charge has changed.
06 Jan 2017
A new study reveals the extent to which patients are directly responsible for the costs of their health-care.
04 Nov 2016
Retiring expatriate business owners in France may have to make the choice of either taking S1 health cover from their country of origin or their French pension.
04 Oct 2016
The latest release of our free guide to the French health system, covering rights of access, the registration process, charges, and receiving health care.
03 Aug 2016
A general practitioner based in the town of Montpellier, Herault is suspected of issuing false prescriptions, involving over €500,000 of public funds.
07 Jun 2016
The French health system reimburses only a small fraction of the costs of non-routine dental treatment, and the charges imposed by dentists for such treatment varies considerably.
03 May 2016
The UK has substantially restricted access to free healthcare in the UK to non-residents, in the process clarifying the rights of EEA nationals.
05 Apr 2016
The right of residence and to health cover in France for early retirees is rather less clear in law than the European Commission would like us to believe.
03 Mar 2016
A universal system of healthcare has been introduced in France, so what are the implications for expatriates?
03 Feb 2016
A new report claims there is a growing shortage of medical doctors in many areas of France, although some perspective is probably needed on that assessment.
03 Dec 2015
Major changes are planned in the operational arrangements of the French health service, with streamlining of the insurance system and the method of payment to doctors.
04 Nov 2015
The average cost of a complementary health policy for a couple in their 60s is €213 per month, according to a recent national survey of such policies.
02 Oct 2015
The parcours de soins is used to rationalise patient health care costs in France, but just how does it operate?
02 Sep 2015
What are the rules and procedures on the use of the European Health Insurance Card for visitors to France?
04 Aug 2015
Most costs of a chronic illness in France are covered by the State, but patients remain liable for some charges, with more likely to be on the way in the future.
02 Jul 2015
Complementary health insurance policies and private health insurance policies are not the same.
05 May 2015
Early retirees are now being admitted to the French health system, so the European Commission have withdrawn infringement proceedings against France.
03 Apr 2015
The government is seeking to end the system of payment of doctors by patients, in favour of payment by the State, an approach contested by the medical profession.
03 Feb 2015
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