‘I have seen results of homeopathy in 40 years as GP’

President of the homeopathy doctors’ association argues that ending the policy of reimbursements would lead to ‘two-tier’ healthcare in France

Doctors have vowed to fight the decision to end reimbursement of homeopathic medicine from January 1, 2021. 

Homeopathy reimbursement – currently at 30%, but dropping to 15% in January 2020 – costs the state €126.8million out of a total healthcare spend of €20billion per year.

Health Minister Agnès Buzyn, announcing the decision to end reimbursements, said: “If homeopathy was useful, we would reimburse it. We do it for new innovative medicines, even when they are expensive.”

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