Some glasses and tooth crowns are now free in France

If you have been putting off getting glasses or having dental prosthetics because of the cost, the new 100 Santé scheme can help

most people who have a top-up healthcare policy – a mutuelle – can obtain glasses and certain dental prosthetics free of charge from this year.

This is due to the new 100% Santé scheme, an election promise of President Macron which aims to rectify a situation where many people are put off buying glasses or getting dental work because of the high cost.

The changes do not benefit people who have very high insurance cover for these health areas, but this is not the case for the majority of less expensive policies.

Outside the 100% Santé system, for example, glasses in France are reimbursed for adults at 60% of a fixed state tariff of €2.84 for the frame, ...

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