French medical insurance deficit down by a half:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French medical insurance deficit has been reduced by more than half since 1996. The outstanding deficit now stands at Fr15.9 billion ($2.6 billion). By the end of 1998 this is expected to have gone down to Fr12.8 billion, reports Les Echos. However, medical insurance spending next year is expected to rise by 2.2%.