In France it is becoming increasingly difficult for people with limited financial resources to gain access to care or to exercise their rights.
A desperate situation for the very poorest
More than three million people in France today are affected by poverty – that’s 14.3 % of the population. Since 2008, the proportion of people who are socially and economically vulnerable has continued to rise and social health inequalities are worsening. These indicators demonstrate the difficulties in accessing healthcare for the very poorest in society. In addition, the thresholds set for entitlement to, for example, complementary Universal Health Insurance (CMU-c) and State Medical Aid (AME) (EUR720 / month) still exclude a large number of people living below the poverty line.
More than three million people in France today are affected by poverty.