The level of reimbursement of your costs of hospital care in France will depend on a range of factors.
04 Dec 2012
What is the legal basis for an early retiree to appeal against refusal of health cover in France?
04 Oct 2012
France is no longer the world’s biggest consumer of medicines, but not because they are taking less.
04 Sep 2012
Chemists in France play a strongly complementary role to doctors and hospital specialists, says Kate Hareng of P-O Life.
01 Aug 2012
The health authority in the Dordogne has agreed to admit early retirees with a long term illness into the health system.
01 Jun 2012
With the French government still refusing to budge on granting early retirees access to the health system, what options are there available?
01 May 2012
France may well have an enviable health service, but the organisation of emergency medical care does seem to a lack a degree of coherence.
05 Apr 2012
Greater care is needed in the prescription of generic over branded medicines, according to the Académie Nationale de Médecine.
06 Mar 2012
Internal documents reveal that France has comprehensively outwitted the EU over health cover reforms.
01 Feb 2012
The EU is stepping up pressure on France over reports that expats are still being refused health cover.
04 Jan 2012
In order to try and get into the French health system, it seems some of you are applying for a residence permit, but it is a game of chance.
05 Oct 2011
The recent Circular on health cover for early retirees may well be obtuse, but despite the cryptic language the rules really have changed.
01 Sep 2011
In the light of new guidance recently issued by the French government we have updated our guide to getting health cover in France.
02 Aug 2011
Treatment for high blood pressure will no longer be 100% reimbursable by the French health service.
19 Jul 2011
A new circular confirms early retirees from Europe have access to the French health system, although not always on an automatic basis.
12 Jul 2011
France is to relax its rules on the admission of expat early retirees into the French health system.
17 Jun 2011
Buying prescription glasses in France is not quite as straightforward as walking into Specsavers, although many are now simply turning to the internet.
15 Mar 2011
The battle to control health costs must start with giving greater consideration to the pertinence of medical acts themselves, say French hospital chiefs.
01 Feb 2011
A survey has found a substantial variation in the price of medicines in chemists, but would stronger controls simply risk the demise of the rural chemist?
18 Jan 2011
Reimbursement of your costs in the French health system is becoming increasingly complex and less generous. How does it all stack up?
15 Dec 2010
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