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Old 16th June 2018, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Lynn R View Post
Yes, that's what I was thinking. How could people registering as foreign residents be required to show that they have adequate healthcare if it is to be available to everyone resident in the country? Although when we arrived in 2006, we had the old residual S1 forms from the UK which gave us entitlement to Spanish public healthcare for two years, but if we'd not had those we wouldn't have been eligible to register for tarjeta sanitarias and would have needed private healthcare because we were neither working nor in receipt of a pension, as indeed we did have to have once our two year S1s had expired. In those days you didn't have to prove you had the health cover to be able to register, but that didn't mean that you could just trot along to the centro de salud and register with a doctor.
We too had the S1 forms, in fact, we were some of the final people to apply, they stopped in March 2014 we received ours in February 2014 it was one of the reasons we brought the move forward, two years free healthcare not to be sniffed at. Although by the time we came healthcare was, indeed, part of residency requirements. I had issues when applying for private healthcare hence Iím autonomo, expensive way of getting healthcare, but as we had already budgeted fairly highly for PH, with working and what was in the budget we can manage, canít put a price on healthcare.
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