The planned changes for health

The planned changes for health

At the end of September 2017, the National Assembly reviews two sensitive issues, including State revenue and the 2018 Social Security Fund. In this second part, a reduction in the overall deficit of the social security system is planned by the executive. Either a record of 3 billion euros to 2.2 billion euros, unprecedented in 17 years. An unlikely goal that the executive intends to reach through important economies in the field of health. Update on the main changes that any French citizen must expect.

The price of tobacco rising
By the end of 2020, the price of the pack of cigarettes will reach € 1O over a gradual increase of 40 to 50 cents per year.

11 new mandatory vaccines to be planned
8 new vaccines will be added to the three already currently required for all newborns from 1 st January 2018. In addition to polio, diphtheria and tetanus, infants should be vaccinated against pertussis, the hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), pneumococcus, Haemophilus influenzae and meningococcus C.

An increase in pensions and hospital fees
Pensions experiencing an increase of 0.8% since 1 st October 2017, but the index will be taken into account from October 2018 to January 2019.

The hospital package also increases from € 2 per day to € 20 after having been static since 2010.

The Aspa review up
The solidarity allowance for the elderly (Aspa) will increase by € 100 per month in three times. From € 803, it reaches € 903 by 2020 with € 30 more in April 2018, € 35 in January 2019 and € 35 in January 2020.

According to inflation, the annual revaluation will be advanced to January as of 2019.

About family benefits
A revaluation of 30% will be observed on the free supplement choice of childcare (CMG), help with child care, the 1 st October 2018 for single parents.

A revaluation of € 6 will be applied to the family support allowance (ASF) on 1 st April 2018, in addition to alimony provided for single parents income. An increase of € 16.80 per month will also be applied to the Family Supplement plus, paid to large families on the same date.

A thaw will also be attributed to birth and adoption premiums in 2018 to match inflation. The terms of basic resources and the allocation of amounts of the infant accommodation benefit (Paje), for children born or adopted from 1 st July 2018, will be aligned with those of the family supplement.

The activity premium revised upwards
An increase of € 20 per month will be applied to this premium paid to low-income workers, as of October 2018. In parallel, the draft budget law (PLF) also thinks reviewing the scale and resources taken into account for a better distribution revaluation.

Increase of the disabled adult allowance
811 €, the allowance will reach € 860 to 1 st November 2018 to reach € 900 to 1 st November 2019. Meanwhile, some changes will be made to consideration of rules of income of a couple with AAH.

Modification of hospital pricing
The financing of hospitals will undergo a complete overhaul with the introduction of packages that will be based more on the path of the patient than the activity.

Removing the RSI
The general scheme will support the RSI (social self-scheme) from the 1 st January 2018. However, a transitional period of two years will be observed. The self-employed will benefit from a reduction in contributions of - 2.15 points on family contributions. They will also benefit from an increase in the exemption from health and maternity insurance contributions.

All creative and business buyer will also receive a blank year in social security contributions, as of 1 st January 2019, as part of their first year.

Associations and taxes soda
The amount of employer contributions, replacing the tax credit on wages (CITS) allows the non-profit sector to make a savings of 1.4 billion euros per year, from 2019.

MEPs also decided to modulate the "soda tax" according to the sugar rate.


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