Consumer Coverage Blog
August 7th, 2009

Soaring costs are pushing France’s universal health care system into crisis. Their health insurance system covers everyone and also provides high quality care. This is what the United States is debating over now with the reform. Because of the economic crisis that France’s universal health care system is causing, France is now trying to implement some U.S. tactics by imposing co-pays on patients. France has also cut back on prescription costs and forced state hospitals to limit expenses. Does this affect the quality of care that patients are receiving? If our reform is passed will it lead the U.S. into a deeper economic crisis?