HEALTH INSURANCE FOR OVER 65,s

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  1. HANCOCK

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    Any advice for 3,month continental touring, will a ehic card be ok,or will we require other travel insurance
     
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    ehic works for many .
    the other card you need is one for an undertaker . hee hee, saves all that lead box carry on to return to uk.
    but really make sure you are in a state ambulance and going to a state run hospital.
    you get the same as a local.
    it does work.
     
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    thanks
     
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    It depends on your attitude to risk. With the European Health Card you get the same treatment as locals as stated above - you will not be repatriated, so if that is important you might want to consider a travel insurance policy.

    I have an annual policy but only because I used to cruise and it was compulsory and I hope to go to the USA to a family wedding later in the year.

    If you have pre-existing health conditions they may not be covered by private insurance anyway. Some private travel insurance covers you within the UK as well as abroad.
     
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    you arent repatriated but you are treated .
    when your better you come home.

    yes theres always risk.
    i have charcot marie tooth disease.and cancer so the risk as to be mine .
    but i take the risk .too late to look back with regret.
     
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    vwalan, I sent a like because your message was helpful and not because I liked the fact you have health problems.

    I am very sorry that you aren't well.

    We can't tae it with us and life isn't a rehearsal so we should get out and enjoy what we have whilst we still have it.
     
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    thats ok .was diagnosed 8 years ago .
    i have had 6 opps on my throat . hopefully its been cut away .only last friday i was put on 12month check. the cmt . just makes me unable to walk far or do some things i used to do. plus i get tired very easily .bit like ms.
    but i do try and live life to the full.
    ride m,bikes . get away in winter .
    i wear plastic orthotics on both legs to assist with walking . but dont worry if i die bury me in a ditch i wont mind .
    living is important but living to the full is more important to me .
     
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