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French Region to Pilot Complete Universal Health Coverage

The Alsace Moselle regional government announced this winter that it will pilot full universal health coverage in an effort reduce administrative hurdles and reduce management costs. In France, public universal insurance is supplemented by private insurance, which covers about 13 percent of health spending, mostly for eye care, dental care, and specialists). Such a move toward full public coverage has been floated regularly in recent years and advocated by policymakers and academics, but the idea has failed to become an issue in the recent presidential election.

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