THE news that British expats will have to pay for their healthcare if no-deal Brexit happens is a betrayal of thousands of hardworking people.
Many of these expats have paid their taxes for years and rightly expect quality care that they can afford as they age.
Brexiters told us that leaving the EU would give us an extra £350 million per week for the NHS. Even if that figure was exaggerated, surely all of that money should now be used to cover expats’ healthcare costs.
People back in the UK already have guaranteed free healthcare.
So far the Department of Health has pledged £150 million to cover British nationals’ healthcare costs.
That sum is a slap in the face to the 360,000 Brits living in Spain. They expect better and they deserve better.
As Sue Wilson from Bremain in Spain has said, British nationals should be entitled to free healthcare whether they choose to retire in ‘Bradford, Bournemouth or Barcelona.’