The French government is considering proposals for a health reform similar to the German one, eliminating subsidies for the purchase of eyeglasses and other benefits. Such a measure would lead to annual savings of €227 million for the state. Complementary insurance policies could absorb these charges by requesting an average 1.3 percent increase in their fees, but it is unlikely that everybody will go for it. A recent survey shows that 32 percent of the French people who don't subscribe to these insurance policies cut down on their health budget, with nearly half of them reducing expenses on eyewear.