leedarkwood wrote:Why should you have to show anything to prove you have insurance or cover? The medical services could just be informed that a long stay card does not give the bearer of it free or reduced cost access to health care in the UK, unless the owner is a pensioner. Seems a lot simpler to me!
I think you mean 'FROM the UK", Lee and I agree and find the aim quite laudable.
However, what happens if you are in a car accident or are suddenly afflicted with a debilitating illness in BG and have no insurance at all, do 'authority' and the doctors just leave you a-quivering and a-bleeding out on the street? You can imagine what sort of coverage that would be given in our much-admired British press..
I'm all for equality in all things, having been much inconvenienced myself last summer by the rampant variations in and the misapplication of these 'rules'. But for some reason, a sense of ominous future failure forbades me from nominating myself as the champion of the people and I find it easier just to mainly go with the flow in my region, however discomforting the eddies might subsequently prove to be.