written on 12.11.2015
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Social Security System in France – The Health Insurance Branch of the General Scheme

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The National Health Insurance Fund for employees (CNAMTS) is in charge of the health insurance branch of the Social Security system’s general scheme and manages the network of local health insurance funds (CPAM).

  • 60 million general scheme beneficiaries.
  • 91% of the population is insured by CNAMTS
    which covers 86% of total health care expenses.
  • 158.3 billion euros net in benefits paid by the CNAMTS in 2014.
  • Healthcare spending came to 11.6% of the GDP in 2013.

This graph shows the annual growth of general scheme health insurance costs between 1997 and 2014

Annual Growth General Scheme Insurance Costs

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