France faces radical health insurance reformsBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1386a (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1386
- ALEXANDER DOROZYNSKI, medical journalist
The French prime minister, Alain Juppe, received overwhelming support from the National Assembly last week for his plan for a thorough reform of the 50 year old social security system. Deputies voted 463 to 87 to back his project to eliminate the Fr250bn (pounds sterling32bn) debt through a special tax on all incomes, to empower parliament to impose ceilings on welfare spending, and to streamline health administration.
Later in the week the Senate passed a vote of confidence in Mr Juppe, who said that …