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What am I going to miss most when the UK leaves the EU ?

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    #31
    Originally posted by DaveB View Post
    Yes we do, and the EHIC gives you free health care in all the other member countries when you are over there as well.

    Otherwise if you get taken ill and end up in hospital in another EU country you also end up with a bill.
    No. No. No.

    The EHIC card only gives you the same rights as a citizen of the EU country you are visiting for immediate and clinically necessary treatment. There is a co-pay in many countries. And mostly only 50% of pharmacy bills are refunded after an agonising crawl with the DWP.

    Any preplanned or routine surgery has to be pre-approved by the NHS before you leave.

    Why do you think there is so much medical tourism in the UK from EU state members?

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      #32
      Originally posted by clearedforlanding View Post
      No. No. No.

      The EHIC card only gives you the same rights as a citizen of the EU country you are visiting for immediate and clinically necessary treatment. There is a co-pay in many countries. And mostly only 50% of pharmacy bills are refunded after an agonising crawl with the DWP.

      Any preplanned or routine surgery has to be pre-approved by the NHS before you leave.

      Why do you think there is so much medical tourism in the UK from EU state members?
      Cos the UK NHS admins are too damn lazy to chase people?
      "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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        #33
        That reminds me, I need to check my insurance for skiing.
        Let us not forget EU open doors immigration benefits IT contractors more than anyone

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          #34
          Originally posted by DodgyAgent View Post
          That reminds me, I need to check my insurance for skiing.
          Indeed, which is not covered by the EHIC.

          But why ski, I would have though you were slimy enough to just slide down any hill?

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            #35
            Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
            Cos the UK NHS admins are too damn lazy to chase people?
            This, a lack of tools & procedures to actually invoke debt recvovery, and the fact that they practically never check at point of access.

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              #36
              Originally posted by clearedforlanding View Post
              This, a lack of tools & procedures to actually invoke debt recvovery, and the fact that they practically never check at point of access.
              Are you claiming that health tourism is a problem!

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                #37
                Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
                No substitution required

                Damn, is this the second in/out referendum on the EU because that pretty much sums up the Out side verbatim!

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by The_Equalizer View Post
                  Are you claiming that health tourism is a problem!
                  Even the government conceded that was nonsense and they campaigned with ending benefit tourism as a plank.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by clearedforlanding View Post
                    Indeed, which is not covered by the EHIC.

                    But why ski, I would have though you were slimy enough to just slide down any hill?

                    Let us not forget EU open doors immigration benefits IT contractors more than anyone

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by scooterscot View Post
                      But who'll miss little England?


                      FTFY...
                      Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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