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From the heart
Abroad, France is praised for having an excellent healthcare system. To progressive Americans in particular, the French model stands out as an example. Admiration for France's consistently solid performance on global healthcare rankings may obscure reality, however. Yes, comparatively, France’s healthcare system is one of the best in the world. But it is no utopia.
France’s so-called “Assurance Maladie”, its state-sponsored health coverage, covers a significant amount of health procedures the average French person needs. Some potent examples jump to mind: the French state covers 100% of the expenses linked to a patient’s fight against cancer. A pipe dream for an American.
Yet, French people still dish out some out-of-pocket medical expenses. If a doctor decides to charge more than what the Assurance Maladie agreed to cover, the difference will need to be paid by the patient. Take a minor teeth surgery for example. The Assurance Maladie says it covers a fixed cost of say 85€ for such a surgery.