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EU tackles Spain on refusal of EHIC

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EU tackles Spain on refusal of EHIC

I have just added the following link to one of my blogs and thought for those who don't see these that I would also share it on here. According to Janet Anscombe ... the EU is taking legal action against Spain over the flouting of regulations that require the EHIC card to be accepted. This is the link janetanscombe.com/news/eu-tackles-spain-over…


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1. Re: EU tackles Spain on refusal of EHIC

Interesting ... thanks for the info .... I usually get Janet's news through my emails automatically ... but with TalkTalk provider "up the creek ". nothing coming through .. will follow the outcome ... and seems to be hot topic at the moment ! and also waiting to hear if the Dialysis in Tenerife is still free with EHIC ..


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An interesting article ,but after reading Andrews tragic account of his brother on the forum I don't think anyone should rely on the EHIC alone.

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Yes, this was a feature of this morning's BBC breakfast news. They gave several examples where British visitors were being forced to provide insurance details and/or credit card for some fairly serious emergency treatment. We have only had one experience where medical treatment was required and the local doctor was not interested in our EHIC. I must admit that I do get quite irate that foreigners (inc EEC nationals) have no problems receiving treatment from our NHS yet this appears not to be reciprocated!

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