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Healthcare in France Guide 2019
Published: October 2018
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This updated, 2019, 64 page (+ 4 cover) edition of our healthcare helpguide comprises information about accessing healthcare in France both as a resident, second-home owner and visitor.

It includes an explanation of the healthcare rights of residents, whether working, state pensioners from abroad or early-retirees, and how the French system works.

Contents include: 

* President Macron's 2019 healthcare reforms
* Healthcare rights in France for workers, early-retirees, retirees, second-home owners and visitors
* Telemedicine and the lack of rural doctors
* Moving to France from abroad and obtaining a Carte Vitale 
* What Brexit may mean for Britons in France and healthcare 
* S1s
* Changes to dental and eye care reimbursements
* Why you may still have to pay your doctor and how and when you will be reimbursed 
* The ‘Puma’ system of residence-based healthcare rights 
* Healthcare dependants 
* What is an EHIC and how do I get one?
* Treatment in other countries - your rights
* Why some doctors charge more than others but your state reimbursement is the same 
* ‘Top-up’ insurance for the non-reimbursed part of medical costs 
* Help for people on low incomes
* What cover do you have when travelling for short stays out of France 

PLUS:

* Hospital stays + readers' experiences of operations in France
* Alternative medecine in France and what is reimbursed
* Long-term illnesses
* How technology is being used across France
* Cancer screening + x-rays
* Diabetes 
* Pharmacies 
* Vaccinations (obligatory and voluntary)
* Pregnancy 
* Mental health 
* Disability benefits 
* Contesting a CPAM decision 

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