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It was reinstated in Valencia too a few years ago, but Madrid made the Valencian PSOE stop offering it alsmost as soon as they started.
In Catalyuna they just ignore whatever Madrid says

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I think this paragraph from the El Economista article which The Skipper provided a link to earlier makes it clear that just restoring the right to healthcare for the "sin papeles" is not the only option on the cards:-

"Si el Gobierno devuelve ahora la tarjeta sanitaria a los inmigrantes irregulares, el Ejecutivo deberá preparar una partida de 500 millones anuales, si se toma el coste que tenía la atención sanitaria a los ciudadanos sin papeles en 2012. Si el Ejecutivo decide además extender la tarjeta sanitaria a todos los europeos residentes en España -como eliminó la reforma del PP- este gasto subiría otros 600 millones anuales. Y es que la partida anual que el Estado dedicaba a la atención sanitaria a extranjeros de países europeos ascendía a 1.000 millones anuales. De esa cantidad, nuestro país intentaba recuperar posteriormente el dinero gastado por ciudadanos de países con los que España tenía acuerdo de colaboración."

If they went for the option of extending it to all european residents in Spain, though, might that still exclude UK citizens post-Brexit, or maybe not if there is still a Spain/UK reciprocal agreement?

I'll certainly be keeping a lookout for any further details being announced in a few weeks' time.
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I think this paragraph from the El Economista article which The Skipper provided a link to earlier makes it clear that just restoring the right to healthcare for the "sin papeles" is not the only option on the cards:-

"Si el Gobierno devuelve ahora la tarjeta sanitaria a los inmigrantes irregulares, el Ejecutivo deberá preparar una partida de 500 millones anuales, si se toma el coste que tenía la atención sanitaria a los ciudadanos sin papeles en 2012. Si el Ejecutivo decide además extender la tarjeta sanitaria a todos los europeos residentes en España -como eliminó la reforma del PP- este gasto subiría otros 600 millones anuales. Y es que la partida anual que el Estado dedicaba a la atención sanitaria a extranjeros de países europeos ascendía a 1.000 millones anuales. De esa cantidad, nuestro país intentaba recuperar posteriormente el dinero gastado por ciudadanos de países con los que España tenía acuerdo de colaboración."

If they went for the option of extending it to all european residents in Spain, though, might that still exclude UK citizens post-Brexit, or maybe not if there is still a Spain/UK reciprocal agreement?

I'll certainly be keeping a lookout for any further details being announced in a few weeks' time.
Thanks, this is useful information. Pots-Brexit might yet be a long time away so this is of great interest to all.
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In Catalyuna they just ignore whatever Madrid says
Just like to point out that Madrid itself does nothing one way or the other, it's the government. The talk of "Madrid" just stokes the fires of those who prefer to see the great divide between Catalonia and the rest of Spain get wider.
I know it's being nitpicky, but language is used for specific aims

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Just like to point out that Madrid itself does nothing one way or the other, it's the government. The talk of "Madrid" just stokes the fires of those who prefer to see the great divide between Catalonia and the rest of Spain get wider.
In Catalyuna,"Madrit" stands for "El Gobierno Espanyol". "El Govern" (The Government) means the Generalitat.

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In Catalyuna,"Madrit" stands for "El Gobierno Espanyol". "El Govern" (The Government) means the Generalitat.
Yes I realise that for most Catalans the state government = Madrid, but in reality it doesn't. (I used to live in Valls, Tarragona)
Also it annoys me when Catalunya is used when writing in English when there is a perfectly servicible term in English which is Catalonia.
I realise that it's probably being a bit over the top for most people, but sometimes I just have to say it!
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The comments on the eleconomista article are interesting to see the views of the Spanish people

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I wonder how the government will fund this!

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Best call the Maybot for some advice which was written on the side of buses. Except it turned out to be lies.
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Uhmm, cost is talked about in the article!
my wife is spanish from valencia without healthcare here in the usa. we had seriously thought about having her go back to spain for few months for some medical issues. I understand that as a spanish national, she is eligible the minute she sets foot in spain. Can someone confirm?

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my wife is spanish from valencia without healthcare here in the usa. we had seriously thought about having her go back to spain for few months for some medical issues. I understand that as a spanish national, she is eligible the minute she sets foot in spain. Can someone confirm?
Did she deregister when she moved to the USA?


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