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Covid-19: free tests will have cost more than "8 billion euros" to the State in two years

2021-10-14T07:57:26.454Z

DECRYPTION - The actual delisting from October 15 should allow public finances to save significant sums.



State finances will be lightened by a weight.

From October 15, Covid-19 detection tests, whether RT-PCR or antigenic, will no longer be reimbursed by Medicare in certain cases.

A decision also supposed to relieve the public accounts: "

the taxes, the contributions of the French do not have to finance tests used as a vaccine of substitution by people who made the choice not to be vaccinated

", judged the government spokesperson last Thursday.

Read also Covid-19: waiving the costs of the tests, a salutary decision for public finances?

In reality, the tests will continue to be covered for a major part of the population: minors, whether vaccinated or not, contact cases reported by Medicare, people vaccinated - i.e. three quarters of French - and unvaccinated people with a prescription from their doctor and showing symptoms.

A few other cases are also specified.

Read also Paid Covid-19 tests from Friday: all the answers to your questions

Despite these many exceptions, the demand for testing is expected to collapse at

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Source: lefigaro

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