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State medical aid: a report considers that it is "generally under control", but that it "deserves to be adapted"

2023-12-04T12:06:07.278Z

Highlights: The State Medical Aid for undocumented foreigners is "generally under control", says a report commissioned by the government. The report stresses the "health utility" of the AME, but points to the "limits and risks" of its replacement by a more restrictive "emergency medical aid" It proposes a strengthening of controls and "eligibility criteria", particularly with regard to family situation. The government stressed that "the proposals made by the rapporteurs may be subject to regulatory or legislative changes in a specific text"


According to the report, State Medical Aid has a "health utility". Replacing it with "emergency medical assistance" includes "


Its retention had recently been called into question by the Senate, during the examination of the immigration bill. The State Medical Aid (AME) for undocumented foreigners is "generally under control", but "deserves to be adapted", according to the report commissioned by the government from Claude Evin and Patrick Stefanini. The report, which stresses the "health utility" of the AME, points to the "limits and risks" of its replacement by a more restrictive "emergency medical aid" as advocated by the right. However, it proposes a strengthening of controls and "eligibility criteria", particularly with regard to family situation.

In the wake of the publication of the document, the government stressed that "the proposals made by the rapporteurs may be subject to regulatory or legislative changes in a specific text". "As a reminder, no proposal relating to the AME can be included in the immigration bill currently under consideration, as these provisions are unrelated to the purpose of the text (legislative rider)," the government said in its statement.

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For the rapporteurs, the AME is "a system regulated by regulation, implemented and professionally controlled by the health insurance services and which does not generate care consumption that reveals atypisms, abuses or structural fraud". However, "past progress" in terms of strengthening controls "should not exempt us from considering new measures for the future", "especially as the subject remains very sensitive", the two authors add.

The report notes that the increase in AME expenditure (which amounted to €968 million in 2022) is "largely correlated with that of the number of beneficiaries", and that average quarterly consumption "remained stable despite the increase in the cost of care", rising from "€642 in 2009 to €604 in 2022".

Source: leparis

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