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(This brief article is so vague in describing computer problems in France, that I'm posting it as non-Y2k for now. Looking for followups...)

Electronic news from Brittany [France]


Health insurance. 170 000 cases late in North Finisthre

A good flu epidemic, computer problems and the installation of the universal health coverage  the year 2000 has begun with a bang for the health insurance office (CPAM) in Finisthre. Today, the total number of cases that are late in being dealt with comes to 170,000. A situation that is "quite serious, but which is relative", according to the director, who says that the change in how cases are counted has multiplied their number. And he throws a good part of the responsibility onto the CNAM services, who according to him, are guilty of having given priority to creating jobs in departments that are less well-managed. He defends his results and reminds us that Brest, who had asked for 7 jobs to be filled, received none.

Source: Le Telegramme, France

Original in French

Assurance-maladie. 170 000 dossiers en retard dans le Nord-Finisthre

Une bonne ipidimie de grippe, des problhmes informatiques et la mise en place de la Couverture maladie universelle, l'an 2000 a commenci trhs fort ` la caisse primaire d'assurance-maladie (CPAM) du Finisthre. Bilan, aujourd'hui, un retard de traitement de quelque 170 000 dossiers. Une situation "assez grave, mais qu'il faut relativiser", selon le directeur, qui rappelle que le changement du mode de comptage des dossiers a multiplii leur nombre. Et qui rejette une grande partie de la responsabiliti sur les services de la CNAM, coupables selon lui d'avoir priviligii les criations de postes dans les dipartements les moins bien giris. Il difend son bilan et rappelle que Brest, qui avait demandi 7 postes, n'en a obtenu aucun.

-- Lee Maloney (, March 04, 2000

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