It does not go through. On the left as on the right, the oppositions are headwind against the reimburt of part of dental care by Social Security. From October 1, it will only cover 60% of the costs, against 70 currently, it announced Thursday to complementary health.
Charged for the mutual, insurers and provident institutions to compensate for this reimburt, estimated at 500 million euros for a full year. An arbitration validated by the government, the Ministry of Health having confirmed in a press release the next “wider coverage of oral care by complementary”, up to half a billion euros.
“The government continues to break our rights”, denounced on Twitter the deputy Insoumise Clémence Guetté, regretting that “in the end, it is always the French who pay”. “The combination of people who are nothing and without teeth : Emmanuel Macron, 2nd term”, also mocked the LFI deputy from the Somme, Francois Ruffin. Among ecologists, MEP David Cormand also tweeted to denounce a decision taken when “access to dental care is one of the most important forms of discrimination suffered by the poorest”.
The coverage of dental care by the Sécu will drop from 70% to 60% on 1 October. Decision arbitrated and signed by the Ministry of Health.
The combination of “people who are nothing” and “toothless”: Emmanuel Macron, 2nd term. https://t.co/mnvNoLkbsk
— Francois Ruffin (@Francois_Ruffin) June 16, 2023
The RN loads the AME
The pill has not gone better to the other side of the political spectrum, where Marine Le Pen spoke of an “unjust decision”, which “threatens the health of the French, many of whom are already giving up treatment because they no longer have the means”. “Rather than asking the French for more sacrifices, let’s stop offering all the care to illegal immigrants!” “, added the former candidate of the National Rally (RN) for the presidential election in an allusion to state medical aid – a device allowing foreigners in an irregular situation to benefit from care, and one of the horses of his party’s battle – days after MPs rejected a Republican proposal calling for it to be restricted.
This iniquitous decision threatens the health of the French, many of whom are already giving up treatment because they no longer have the means. Rather than asking for more sacrifices from the French, let’s stop offering all the care to illegal immigrants! https://t.co/eSapaPGCef
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) June 16, 2023
The president of the RN, Jordan Bardella, followed suit: “this government chooses to reduce the reimburt of dental care for the French, but above all not to touch the AME! “, he wrote in a message on Twitter, recalling that the AME “costs 1.2 billion euros per year”.
In March, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, had called in our columns to discuss the terms of the AME. An exit which had divided within the government, the Minister of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal considering in particular that it was a question ofa “secondary” question.
The announcement of the dereimburt of part of dental care had also aroused the ire of complementary health on Thursday. “It is not up to the challenges”, had thus declared the president of the French Mutuality, Éric Chenut, criticizing a “unilateral” and “technocratic” measure, which “will not make it possible to accompany the transformation of the system of health, nor to respond to the preventive shift”.
Dissatisfied, mutuals have already announced that they will affect their rates next year. “This decision will mechanically have consequences on contributions,” said Marie-Laure Dreyfuss, general delegate of the Technical Center for Provident Institutions (CTIP). While also deploring an “accounting measure” and “without any added value on the level of care and overall reimburt of the insured”.