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Created by John Eipper on 10/11/17 4:48 AM

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Will UK Expats Lose Their Health Benefits Post-Brexit? The EHIC (John Heelan, UK, 10/11/17 4:48 am)

Presumably when Tim Ashby commented (10 October) that "[Brit expats] will lose access to local health care benefits which many had relied on," he was aware of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) that is available to all residents of EEA countries?

This list comprises Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. It gives cardholders the right to access state-provided healthcare on temporary stays in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland. Treatment is provided on the same basis as it would be to a resident of that country and is provided either at reduced cost or, in many cases, for free. The EHIC covers treatment that is medically necessary until the card holder returns home. This includes treatment for pre-existing medical conditions.

Whether that will still apply after Brexit is an open question.

As to the career path of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, the next Baronet of Ballentaylor and Ballylemon in County Waterford, one notes that one of his six current jobs is editor of a newspaper owned by a Russian oligarch. His other jobs are in the investment world. It is claimed that Osborne still smarts from being unceremoniously dumped by the current PM, but don't mention the "Deripaska affair."

JE comments: Do I understand correctly that the EHIC is separate from any EU connection? Note that non-EU states Switzerland and Norway are included in the coverage area.

Oleg Deripaska is a Russian oligarch who purportedly made a significant donation to Mr Osborne. Wasn't that ten or more years ago? Ah, those meddling Russians...


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