And doesn’t the NHS have to pay for the healthcare that expats receive out in Spain…..and it’s close to 500 million per year? So it wouldn’t make any difference to the costs of healthcare, probably would actually reduce them as i’m sure ‘extras’ are added to the ‘facturas’ sent to the UK ??
I think the point is that a million retired individuals would no longer have their healthcare funded out in Spain, or indeed in other EU countries. The govt/nhs might save on that 500 million a year, but be faced with a bill of billions as that million flooded back to the UK, started using the nhs system again, and in some cases seeking out council accommodation, benefit payments etc.