This is a measure that could allow the State to recover between 500 and 600 million euros. The medical franchise – the remainder payable by a patient when he buys a box of reimbursed medicines – could go from 50 cents to one euro from January 1, 2024, Le Parisien learned from Bercy, confirming information from BFMTV. This increase should be included in the next Social Security Financing Bill 2024.
An increase in the cost for patients therefore, but which should remain capped at 50 euros per year per person. Minors, pregnant women from the 1st day of the sixth month of pregnancy until the 12th day after childbirth and patients benefiting from State Medical Aid (AME) or Complementary Health Solidarity (CSS) will remain exempt in all circumstances.
An amount unchanged for fifteen years
This idea has been on the table for a while. From last June, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire called for “defining more effective rules and better distribution of burdens to put an end to these abuses and guarantee the sustainability of our health system”. He thus highlighted a potential increase in the medical deductible, unchanged since 2008 according to Bercy. “If the ceiling of 50 euros does not increase, the impact on patients should actually be minimal,” said from the Parisian last August Philippe Besset, president of the first union of community pharmacists. If he moves, access to care would be threatened. »
As highlighted by Health Insurance on its website, the advance of these health costs does not concern patients benefiting from third-party payment. Since the generalization of third-party payment in 2016, the deductible was rarely even paid directly by patients, specifies BFMTV. This amount is generally deducted from Health Insurance reimburts.