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New battle looms for France over health reforms

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:9
  1. Alexander Dorozynski

    The new year heralds another battle for French prime minister Alain Juppe as the country begins its recovery from three weeks of strikes by transport workers that ended just before Christmas. The prime minister backed down on his proposal to align the retirement age of civil servants with that of other workers. But he stood firm on his proposals to reorganise the nation's health care and insurance system. The proposals include control of health care expenditure, supervision of the health budget by parliament, and an additional, temporary …

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