Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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France’s Excellent Healthcare System Just Got Easier For Expats

France has a new type of health system that was introduced. PUMA, also known as Protection Universelle Maladia, is a health care system that will benefit the French population. It is to cover any health services that native people of France do have. It will also help the new residents of France, for instance newly retired people. This grants them the right to have health coverage through the French government, just after 3 consecutive months and being a legal resident.

Key Takeaways:

  • France’s new universal healthcare system allows anybody to be covered who has live in France on a “stable and regular” basis.
  • France’s healthcare system is ranked number one in the world. The great care comes at low cost.
  • In order to participate in the healthcare system, you have to submit with your application documentation that shows you live in the country for at least 183 days a year.

“France has offered universal healthcare since 2000. But many expats looking to retire abroad weren’t eligible to apply for coverage until they had legally resided in France for anywhere from one to five years.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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