The waiting period is one of the measures that the Prime Minister is due to unveil on Wednesday, following an Interdepartmental Committee on Immigration.
The government will introduce a waiting period of three months before asylum seekers can access Basic Social Security (Universal Health Protection), learned franceinfo from parliamentary sources Monday, November 4. Currently, it is granted to them upon submission of their application.
This waiting period is part of the measures that Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will unveil on Wednesday after an Interministerial Committee on Immigration. The head of government has exposed these measures in preview Monday night to the majority MPs. Health Minister Agnès Buzyn recently protested “Perversion” of Universal Health Protection by asylum seekers from Georgia and Albania “which are a priori safe countries”.
Among the package of twenty measures that Philippe Philippe will unveil Wednesday, November 6, also includes the establishment of a prior agreement of the Social Security for certain non-emergency acts within the framework of state medical aid, added parliamentary sources joined by franceinfo.
On 31st October, patient and migrant aid associations issued a “cry of alarm” in a joint statement denouncing these measures.