Unemployed who spend 90 days abroad to lose health rights

A change to the health law bought in over Christmas states that the unemployed who spend 90 days abroad over the course of a year will lose their health rights. Now, nobody is quite sure where we’re going with this because: a)how the devil do you know if someone has spent 90 days out of the country when there are no border controls; b)all nationals and people with legal residency rights (currently) have the right Continue reading Unemployed who spend 90 days abroad to lose health rights

Holidaymakers warned as Spanish private hospitals block EHIC usage

Care managers using backhanders to divert Spain’s tourists from free EU scheme, reports The Telegraph. (Probably not a problem in Almería, tho’ – we only have state run hospitals here, which aren’t accused of this little scam). Holidaymakers heading for Spain are being warned that hospitals and clinics are increasingly paying inducements and sweeteners to trap tourists with big bills for treatment. Tour operators, taxi drivers and even the police are offered backhanders for directing Continue reading Holidaymakers warned as Spanish private hospitals block EHIC usage