My ambition is clear: I want what we call the health care system to be one of the pillars of the welfare state of the 21st century
– President Emmanuel Macron
France’s health care system is the object of national pride and international fascination. Ranked among the best in the world by the World Health Organization, it is generous and universal. Residents of France get great health care for low prices and get reimbursed for most of it. But who pays for the system? And is it sustainable?