France's poorest pensioners to lose hundreds in health tax hike

By

Unions say pensioners earning 1,000 euros a month will lose about 17 euros in tax increase while those on 2,000 euros will lose double that.

Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

Pensioners took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Thursday to protest against extra health care tax that will affect their pensions. The plans were unveiled in this week's budget aimed at boosting purchasing power. But the elderly feel they’re losing out, reports RFI.