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 Post subject: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:05 pm 
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I was reading that from January 1st this year anyone who is permanently resident in France can join the French health system. There is a simple form to fill in and you have to provide proof of residence. You don't have to be from another EU country or even be working here and making contributions
What I want to know is how will they afford this? At the moment the UK makes an annual payment for me, a pensioner. Will this now stop? Will I have to apply for the new system? Or is it just for new residents?


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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:40 pm 
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Where did you read that?


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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:04 pm 
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Today I read it on a local newsletter
http://lfn.org.uk/

but I saw it awhile ago as well. It sounds too good to be true though.


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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:12 pm 
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If it sounds too good to be true, then it usually is.

I am fairly sure that the changes only apply to EU national and that an EU ruling (from those nasty people in Brussels) told France that it must accept French residents into the health system under EU freedom of movement rules. It will however only apply to EU nationals and not to Brits in the case of a Brexit - unless those nice men in the leave camp negotiate a wonderful deal - pigs refuelled and ready to fly.

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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:16 pm 
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https://www.renestance.com/french-healt ... -everyone/

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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:32 pm 
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Thanks rebus.
So it looks like you need to live here permanently for 3 months in which case the UK need only pay for UK pensioners for 3 months (until they get into the system as residents) and save themselves a lot of money. If the referendum goes to the outers we will still be okay as residents.


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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:56 pm 
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Hi Edythuk,

I don't think we would be O.K. because we would no longer be members of the EU. Would it be an idea to change now, before the possibility of a brexit? I'm confused!

Sue.

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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:46 pm 
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I meant we'd be okay for health cover by the sound of it, but we can't be sure of anything else can we.
I'll be voting to stay which is the best I can do.


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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:15 pm 
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suesmith wrote:
Hi Edythuk,

I don't think we would be O.K. because we would no longer be members of the EU. Would it be an idea to change now, before the possibility of a brexit? I'm confused!

Sue.



No need to panic.

A vote on Thursday
Count on Friday
Announcement on Saturday

Does not mean an exit on Monday.

The UK would remain a (castrated) member of the EU for a minimum two years and more likely ten years, while negotiations about its new place in the world took place.


My own view is that if there is a Brexit, and if EU expats are disadvantaged, they should return to the UK and declare themselves homeless. Ideal locations would be Chingford and Woodford Green, Westminster and Surrey Heath - homes to IDS, Bojo and Micky Gove.

A movement to do such might teach these folk a belated lesson.

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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:25 pm 
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My healthcare is paid for by the UK as I am retired and on an S1.

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This policy change equalises rights for EU citizens with non-EU citizens, who already had the right to apply for their Carte Vitale after three months’ permanent residence in France, whilst EU residents were obliged to wait five years.

This reform, effectively abolishing the ‘CMU de base’ and replacing with a new system called the ‘protection universelle maladie’, simplifies what some have seen as unfair legislation for EU citizens and their supposed free movement within the European Union.

If this is really true, it would be great. I could, of course, come under my husband's carte vitale, but I liked having my own.

It's taking an age for the CPAM to catch up with our move from 49 to 35 though fortunately it hasn't affected any claims/allowances.


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 Post subject: Re: Health cover for residents
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:34 pm 
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Don't worry, Blaze. We haven't even been sent a bill for this year yet and we haven't even moved!


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