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Chronic Disease Prevalence and Public Health Insurance Sustainability in France

France will see a 13 percent increase in the number of individuals with common chronic diseases by 2050, according to a new report by the National Insurance Program (Sécurité sociale). In France, patients with chronic conditions currently benefit from cost-sharing exemptions for all treatments related to their chronic conditions and public health insurance reimbursements related to chronic diseases. This represented 60.8 percent of total reimbursements back in 2013. The increase in the prevalence of chronic disease, as well as France’s high unemployment rate, are likely to make the current system financially unsustainable.

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