Hypertension: associations denounced the end of its support 100%

The State Council has validated the removal of severe hypertension in the list of ailments long duration. A decision criticized by several organizations of cardiologists. Friday, October 26, the Council of State decided to reject the appeal filed by the French collective on health (Ciss), the association of workers of life (Thomas) and the Alliance […]

The State Council has validated the removal of severe hypertension in the list of ailments long duration. A decision criticized by several organizations of cardiologists.

Friday, October 26, the Council of State decided to reject the appeal filed by the French collective on health (Ciss), the association of workers of life (Thomas) and the Alliance of the heart against the Decree of June 24, 2011…

By this decision, it has validated the removal of high blood pressure (hypertension) severe list of ailments long duration (ALD). This disease will therefore no longer be supported 100% by social security…

In a joint statement of the French Federation of Cardiology, the French society of Cardiology and the heart Alliance, published October 31, organizations provide an increase «of more than 30%» medical expenses remaining the responsibility of the patient. An increase that likely to penalize the poorest which can no longer follow their treatment…

A disease that affects 15 million people on the one hand, the organizations believe that this decision will increase the “number of people with complications related to hypertension by a lack of support for disease due to the cost of care rendered inaccessible in the most fragile individuals because older often”..

On the other hand, they denounce a decision “by a willingness of savings on the budget of the health insurance” but which proves to be ‘inconsistent with the recommendations of the Plan of fight against the stroke 2010-2014 public health priority and a new policy favoring health democracy’…

In US, hypertension remains the first chronic disease and key 15 million people including 4.2 suffer severe form…

 

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