UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by parchedpeas » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:06 pm

Yes. Of course. We're a 3rd country. We don't get any reciprocal benefits.
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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:16 pm

That's the way that it works.
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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by pabenny » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:23 pm

A small price to pay for "taking back control".

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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by expressman33 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm

But the NHS will probably carry on giving free treatment to allcomers .

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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by parchedpeas » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:33 pm

expressman33 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm
But the NHS will probably carry on giving free treatment to allcomers .
Cover given out to EU members was never "free". It was funded by their own health services in a reciprocal arrangement. We've lost that now, too.

But I imagine that the NHS will treat emergencies anyway. We just won't get reimbursed for it anymore.

So much "control".
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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by Richard Frost » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:41 pm

Is there anything surprising about this?
expressman33 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm
But the NHS will probably carry on giving free treatment to allcomers .
It only does that for emergency care. Other stuff is done on a payable or reciprocal basis. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/healt ... om-abroad/
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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by pabenny » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:59 pm

expressman33 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 pm
But the NHS will probably carry on giving free treatment to allcomers .
Certainly not for non-EU workers in the NHS.
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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by Chadwick » Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:33 pm

This will make UK businesses uncompetitive, it’s entirely self-defeating.
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A small price to pay for "taking back control".
Regrettably, many people will agree with you. They voted to be in control of a decline on the international stage. Well, not in control, as such, more in a position to watch helplessly.
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Re: UK ditches healthcare coverage for pensioners moving to EU after Brexit transition

Post by parchedpeas » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:28 pm

Chadwick wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:33 pm
This will make UK businesses uncompetitive, it’s entirely self-defeating.
pabenny wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:23 pm
A small price to pay for "taking back control".
Regrettably, many people will agree with you. They voted to be in control of a decline on the international stage. Well, not in control, as such, more in a position to watch helplessly.
The decline is already under way. And as we decline, they will continue to blame everything and anything other than themselves.

We were leading members of a powerful, influential club. I've no idea what we are now. And I'm not sure that those in charge do either.
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