Doctors, clinics… pressure mounts on the government as a “very tough” conflict prepares

Doctors, clinics… pressure mounts on the government as a “very tough” conflict prepares
Doctors, clinics… pressure mounts on the government as a “very tough” conflict prepares

NARRATIVE – Medical unions and Medicare are meeting for a final negotiation on prices Thursday and Friday. But disagreements remain numerous, while a well-attended strike in clinics is looming from June 3.

It must be “the last of the last”, promised Thomas Fatôme, Director General of Health Insurance. After a failure last spring, then a resumption in the fall, doctors and Health Insurance must meet for a final session, this Thursday and Friday, to finalize the medical convention, a technical text of 168 pages setting the prices and modes of practice of practitioners for the next five years. Two days which will not be too long to resolve the many points of disagreement which remain in this new convention awaited for three years (the previous one was to end in 2021).

These 48 hours should allow the various unions to have, on the evening of May 17, a final text, which they can submit to their internal bodies and their members. “ The time to reach a conclusion is now; there would be no point in continuing negotiations indefinitely. »declared Thomas Fatôme, who proposed to pass the price of the consultation to…

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