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Le "non-recours" à la Couverture maladie universelle : émergence d'une catégorie d'action et changement organisationnel

Abstract : This thesis analyzes the emergence, in France, of the issue of non take-up of Free Supplementary Health Insurance Coverage (“Couverture maladie universelle complémentaire” or “CMU-C”) and Assistance for Private Health Insurance (“Aide complémentaire santé” or “ACS”), as well as its institutionalization within the Health branch of the Social Security system. The CMU-C and the ACS have been created to limit the inequalities in access to healthcare. These have indeed risen with the continuous increase of health expenses left payable by the patients. At the crossroads of socio-history, sociology of public action and sociology of organizations, the process of institutionalization of non take-up is studied chronologically, through sequences of action which have: brought to attention the phenomenon; positioned its challenges in light of the health care restructurings for the most destitute; built representations and structured a plan of action to treat it. Problematized primarily around the challenge of operativity of the CMU-C and ACS benefits, the non take-up has gradually become an operational tool for the correction of inequalities in access to healthcare, which was defined as a priority in the management of health issues. Addressing it has committed the health system to profound changes in its practices and work organization. Overarching it, a transformation of the institution's relationship to its vulnerable nationals has been set into motion, to ensure that the destitute populations are brought closer to their benefits. In this respect, the institutionalization of non take-up is part of a movement that seeks to concentrate the resources and actions of the Health branch on the populations considered vulnerable. An approach of public action by the non take-up of benefits thus appears relevant for understanding how the integration of emerging problems, less visible or deliberately ignored, their sensegiving by public actors and the institution of new categories of action, come to challenge the bureaucratic administrations in their most entrenched functioning, logic and standards of intervention. The approach by the non take-up is, as it happens, an indicator of change operated with regard to public action beneficiaries.
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Héléna Revil. Le "non-recours" à la Couverture maladie universelle : émergence d'une catégorie d'action et changement organisationnel. Science politique. Université de Grenoble, 2014. Français. ⟨NNT : 2014GRENH033⟩. ⟨tel-01286233⟩

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