EURef: Brexit would endanger Britons’ healthcare rights

InFacts has an article by two senior lawyers about the affect of leaving Europe on UK citizens’ healthcare rights.

They conclude:

The healthcare rights we enjoy under EU law are specific, practical and make a difference. The risk of losing them illustrate clearly the dangers of Brexit. We might manage to negotiate to keep them – as Norway and Switzerland do. But that could not be guaranteed. Other options, such as the Canada model, would have a significant adverse impact on the welfare of British citizens, whether they are visiting or working abroad or simply wanting the option to be treated elsewhere in the EU.

It is worth reading the article in full.

* Antony Hook was #2 on the South East European list in 2014, is the English Party's representative on the Federal Executive and produces this sites EU Referendum Roundup.

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  • Oh come on!

    The big issue in healthcare is nothing to do with the EU – it’s finding a GP whose list isn’t already full for the next month!

    I’m really not bothered with finding a medic in Portugal or Greece (if I need to go there I’m perfectly capable of sorting out health insurance) – finding one in Cheshire would be nice!

  • And how is EU immigration connected to Cheshire NHS requirement – not saying totally, of course.

  • Conor McGovern 3rd Apr '16 - 5:12pm

    If the NHS is brought into TTIP, how will membership of the EU help our health service?

  • Lorenzo Cherin 4th Apr '16 - 2:59am

    A shocking indictment of aspects of the NHS is that some British travelling or working sometimes abroad, prefer the care there , especially in France ! Our top down government and manager run and capped system, is not responsive to needs of patients in many worrying ways I have seen .It is a shame that forty years of EU has not led to the sharing of best practice on health care throughout Europe.No country there adopts our approach , various countries offer free and dynamic pluralistic state funded provision .

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