New French government will try to reduce health costs

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1709
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The priority of the new Socialist government in France will be to reduce health costs, with the deficit in the health insurance branch of the social security system expected to reach Fr72bn (£8bn; $12.8bn) in 1996-7.

    Dr Bernard Kouchner and Martine Aubry face a tough challenge


    The prime minister, Lionel Jospin, promised during his campaign not to reduce the reimbursement of patients' bills, but he remained …

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