The French Government has committed itself in favor of a card system, which should be generalized after January 1997. This paper presents the reasons having led to this commitment. They are administrative, medical and economic. Then, in relation to the specific situation of France and the field of healthcards, the Government exercises its classical functions as guardian of general interest, regulator of the health care system, and maker of the legal frame.
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