The Assembly must consider a new LFI motion of censure this Saturday against recourse to 49.3 to have the draft Social Security budget adopted, which however has little chance of obstructing the text and bringing down the government.
A conference of presidents meeting at 2:45 p.m. must formally include the motion of censure on the agenda, but its examination could begin immediately around 3 p.m. according to several parliamentary sources.
This 23e motion against Élisabeth Borne since her arrival at Matignon was filed on Monday by the Insoumis and a handful of elected officials from the communist group, in reaction to the Prime Minister’s 49.3 to pass the Social Security budget at first reading without a vote.
A budget “of renunciation and austerity, carried by a minority government”, for the authors of the motion, which will be defended by Damien Maudet (LFI).
No chance of being voted on
However, she has almost no chance of collecting the 289 votes necessary, while Republican executives are reluctant to vote on a motion on a budgetary text.
A rejection of the motion would result in the adoption at first reading of this social security financing bill (PLFSS), which would then be examined in the Senate.
It notably foresees a Social Security deficit larger than in the last financing law in April, estimated at 8.8 billion euros in 2023, then 11.2 billion in 2024. The accounts are weighed down in particular by the increase in Health Insurance expenses.
If it contains consensual measures for the deployment of the papillomavirus vaccination campaign at schools, free condoms for those under 26, or even the reimbursement of reusable periodic protection for women under 26 , certain measures of the PLFSS tense the oppositions.
Agirc-Arrco at the heart of the debates
It notably includes the possibility of suspending an insured’s daily allowances when a doctor mandated by his employer judges his work stoppage to be unjustified, or the reduction of reimbursement in the event of refusal of shared medical transport.
Another measure crystallized the opposition’s criticisms, without appearing in the text: the possible doubling of the remainder payable by policyholders for medicines (currently 50 cents per box) and consultations (1 euro).
Uncertainty also remains in place for another explosive measure: the contribution of Agirc-Arrcoprivate supplementary pension fund.
If the government has given up “at this stage” on tapping it, it does not completely rule out the idea. “I prefer to let the social partners find solutions, rather than constrain the resources of Agirc-Arrco,” Élisabeth Borne assured Monday.