Disinfo: France does not have a health system


France does not have a health system.


According to the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, the French population has a good level of health, with the second highest life expectancy in the world for women. The French state has a strong role in the health insurance system, which offers a high level of choice of providers.

Residents are covered through mandatory health insurance contributions, with optional private insurance available for those who want additional coverage. However, Government-funded agencies cover more than 75% of health expenditure in France.

As pointed out by French President Emmanuel recently, free health care is open to everyone “without regard to income, career, or profession, our welfare state”.


  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/03/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: coronavirus, health


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