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1 hour ago, beejay said:

 

Illegal - no seat belt! ;)

It's only other people who get stopped.  :D

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35 minutes ago, wigandiver said:

It's only other people who get stopped.  :D

 

That’l be the same “other people” who suffer accidents whilst being medically uninsured won’t it??

 

Andy

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On 04/05/2019 at 19:45, AndersG said:

EHIC gives you medical care for the same price as the locals in the the EU. I have never payed for medical insurance in Europe but unfortunately there will be no EHIC after Brexit or after the transition period and we will have to start buying insurance.

 

 

The UK government pays out an average of 30% on EHIC claims.

Thats what My 90+ relative got last year after breaking her fingers in France-cost roughly 1000€ in physio hospital fees doctors bills x rays etc.

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I'm sure we could have strapped him down somehow......

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On 18/05/2019 at 19:14, ancell said:

 

The UK government pays out an average of 30% on EHIC claims.

Thats what My 90+ relative got last year after breaking her fingers in France-cost roughly 1000€ in physio hospital fees doctors bills x rays etc.

 

If possible, it is better to reclaim in the country of treatment.  In France,  the local office of the Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie (CPAM) will process the claim and issue a refund if due,  Some parts of treatment are not covered for the French unless they have insurance to cover it which probably accounts for the costs you mention.  This is why it is unwise to rely only on the EHIC.

 

The UK  government advice for  EHIC claims........................

Some countries expect you to pay your health bill when you are treated and then claim a refund afterwards using your EHIC. You should always try to apply for your refund before you travel home.

Remember to keep all receipts and any paperwork (make copies if necessary). You or your insurance company may need them if you're applying for a refund.

Some countries ask patients to pay a contribution towards the cost of their care, such as for prescription costs. This is known as a co-payment or ‘patient share’. 

You can claim back the difference between the total bill and the ‘patient share’, however, the actual ‘patient share’ is non-refundable (since July 2014).

It's the responsibility of the foreign authority to decide the amount of the ‘patient share’ and therefore how much is refundable from the total bill.

 

The French health care system for residents is..........

When you see a doctor or have medical treatment a percentage of the cost – usually about 70 percent of doctors’ fees and 80 percent of hospital costs – will be reimbursed for most people through the French healthcare system, so long as you are referred by your ‘attending doctor’ (see below). In the case of some major or long-term illnesses, 100 per cent of the costs are covered.

The remainder of your charge must be paid for either by the patient or through any supplementary private health insurance

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