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Old 4th July 2019, 10:16 AM
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WE know why this is, don't we? The PP who now run Andalucía want to get rid of the "Free Health Care for All" so there has to be en alternative - the Convenio which people will have to pay for.
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If you are paying any type of tax to the Spanish government then the health care is hardly free is it.

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If you are paying any type of tax to the Spanish government then the health care is hardly free is it.
Well no - any more than it is in the UK for example.

However - there are indeed many who do have free access to healthcare here without ever having paid national insurance.

Paying tax doesn't give you the right to healthcare access in Spain, but paying 'national insurance' as we called it in the UK, does.
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Just for those interested

For every UK national living in Spain who has ´free´ health cover via an S1, the DWP pays around 4,700 euros p.a. For their dependants the amount paid is the same if they are 65 or over; less if they are under 65. It is paid as a set contribution no matter how little or how much use is made of the Medical Services.

PS Please tell your Spanish friends, many of whom may believe the ´free´ health cover is paid for by the contributions made by Spanish workers.


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Sorry if this is a repeat posting but I was flipping through this week's Sur in English and there was an article about Andalucia reviving the Convenion Especial, with a mention to this particular website for info:

Andalusia and the Convenio Especial: what you need to know | Healthcare in Spain

You can also check out the Junta's website (Spanish) for more info:
https://www.juntadeandalucia.es/serv...ncia-sanitaria

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