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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:34 AM
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I'm glad this post came up. I had to pay well over the odds for my travel insurance due to pre existing conditions coverage. But we too have relied on the E111 many times in the past when we have gone to france on a day trip or a weekend away. I've never considered it a gamble as i would never even think about going to non european countries without full insurance

If we took ill in europe we would have expected the same free medical care as the UK give to Europeans. But then i never considered a major accident as I'm sure this young couple didn't either. A harsh lesson to learn and a wake up call to many brits who rely on it. Maybe it would be a good idea if the government done away with it altogether as it does give people a false sence of security

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