Universalism, Responsiveness, Sustainability — Regulating the French Health Care System

N Engl J Med 2016; 374:401-405
Author: Monika Steffen, Ph.D.
“Responding to high public expectations remains challenging for regulators and policymakers. The lessons from the French health care experience are that accessible, high-quality care requires high levels of public expenditure, which require the support of the public and influential professions, and that the existence of nationwide complementary private health insurance allows not only for shifting expenditures toward private pockets, but also for raising “complementary” funds that can help finance free care for serious illness and for a public safety net.”
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