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couverture

Translation of couverture in English:

nom féminin

  • 6 (Écologie)couverture (végétale)
    plant cover

Compounds

couverture chauffante

couverture sociale

  • social security cover

couverture maladie universelle

, CMU Couverture maladie universelle
  • (free health care for people on low incomes)

couverture de survie

couverture de voyage

Idioms

tirer la couverture à soi

to turn a situation to one's own advantage

Cultural Note: Couverture maladie universelle

Since January 2000, the social security cover guaranteed by the CMU provides 6 million low-income earners in France with free medical care. In addition, those eligible for full medical cover are entitled to free consultations.

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