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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 3:16 am
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Healthcare in Spain is now free to everyone, legal or not. Quote the law when asked for proof of health insurance.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 4:49 am
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No it’s not. It depends on which Autonomous Region you are in and whether they have implemented it.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 8:57 pm
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What excuse would an Autonomous Region have for not following a national law? Maybe Maria on the front counter does not like it.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 10:11 pm
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It's probably just a time issue. All these things, even though it is law, have to pass through the regional parliament to be ratified - well, that's the most likely reason.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 10:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr Pastry1
What excuse would an Autonomous Region have for not following a national law? Maybe Maria on the front counter does not like it.
Although I have read up on this I am still confused re this change and how you actually get this free health care. I currently through necessity to get residencia had to take out private for a year. Hopefully shortly and Brexit permitting I will get my S1 and problem solved. But if Brexit wheel comes off the waggon and no s1 how does one go about getting signed on for the free universal health care? I know those that had convenio especial (in area I live ) we're transferred to free but I don't know of anyone otherwise who has applied and obtained it without first being on the convenio.
As for Maria on the front desk, main hurdle as always is getting beyond Maria!
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 10:51 pm
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the NHS healthcare is not avaliable in andalucia yet.
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Old Mar 3rd 2019, 11:09 pm
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I know a couple that have been put on it from the convenio especial?
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by bfg69bug
the NHS healthcare is not avaliable in andalucia yet.
It most certainly is, I personally know 2 couples and 3 single people who have got it.
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 1:37 am
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Originally Posted by thegolfer
It most certainly is, I personally know 2 couples and 3 single people who have got it.
Hi did they transfer from convenio especial or simply apply if so how? Cheers just in case I need to fall back on it if no s1 is forthcoming with state pension
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 2:13 am
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The CAB have a lot about the new universal health law.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/fa...-27-2018-faqs/
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 2:23 am
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It is important for people to realise that CAB is not an official UK or Spanish site. It provides opinions and information but is sometimes taken as a governmentt mouth piece
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Thanks Fred in mid summer I will have my state pension so will know then whether I get an S1 which hopefully I will. If not I can make enqs then re the new health care as Spanish election will be over and overall situation should be clearer. I am covered private until end of the year.
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Originally Posted by 1sexsmith
It is important for people to realise that CAB is not an official UK or Spanish site. It provides opinions and information but is sometimes taken as a governmentt mouth piece
They make that very CLEAR on their Homepage. They provide a valuable service and all backed up with links and factual evidence. You only have to visit the site and their Facebook page to see how professionally they run it. They never claim to be a Government mouthpiece, just the opposite. They are fully transparent.
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Old Mar 4th 2019, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by bobd22
Hi did they transfer from convenio especial or simply apply if so how? Cheers just in case I need to fall back on it if no s1 is forthcoming with state pension
One of the couples Transferred over from Convenio, the other couple just went to their local Salud with relevant documents (they have been resident since 2015) One of the singles he has been here since 2013 and again went to his local Salud back in Dec and his two friends followed suit. They are all early retirees No S1.
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Be that as it may but CAB insisted it was a law but as has been pointed out by people who knew legal procedure the decree is not law as it hasn't been voted on and now won't until after the elections provided that PSOE are the ruling party. I think I am right in saying this
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