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A case study: France
· Named by the WHO as the best
performing healthcare system in the
· This is partly because of its availability;
there are lots of healthcare providers
which patients can choose from.
· Patients pay for their healthcare upfront
to the provider and are later reimbursed
by the government.
· Funded indirectly through taxes.…read more
However, recently the government has been paying
consistently more each year because of its ageing
population France currently pays about 10% of its
GDP for this healthcare system.
· Reimbursements are on average of: 95% for major
surgery, 80%for minor surgery.
· They are usually made up to 10 days after the
· If a person has an underlying health problem they
can be eligible for full reimbursement.…read more
People coming to live in France do not get covered
by the system if they do not intend to work. They
have to live there for 5 years before they are
eligible for it.
· You have to have your "carte vitale" (green card)
with you when you see a doctor or go to a
hospital, which proves you are covered by the
· To qualify for it, you have to register with a GP
· There are set prices for all the public health
services, private hospitals can charge what they
· 65% of the hospitals are owned by the
· To cover the cost between what they pay and
what the government reimburses, a lot of people
take out an insurance policy.…read more
· If you can't afford private healthcare, you are covered if
you are injured or need urgent treatment, as if your income
is below a certain amount you get full healthcare coverage.
· If you would like better treatment you can have it if you
can afford it, although the quality may not be that much
· The government does not have to pay so much as with a
fully public system.
· Is seen as the most effective healthcare system.
· The government has control over how much it reimburses
people, and for what services.…read more
· Costs will increase with an ageing population.
· As the costs rise, the government is cutting down on how
much it reimburses people, forcing some people to turn to
private healthcare and more people to take out insurance.
· The government has also pushed up the amount people
have to pay in tax for the system, with the rate now at 20%
of a person's gross salary.
· You still have to pay upfront for the services, so you have
to have the money available.…read more