France pushes health reform despite medics' anger

March 9, 2015 1:06 PM

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PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande's government announced on Monday a reform aimed at making it easier for low-earners to get access to a doctor, risking the ire of medics who complain the new funding arrangements will leave them out of pocket.

The standard current practice in France is to pay 23 euros up-front for a consultation and be reimbursed by the public health insurance fund later - an arrangement the Socialist government argues puts many low-earners off going to the doctor.

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