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Home The News Termination of the Reciprocal Health Agreement Petition - end of the reciprocal health agreement

Petition - end of the reciprocal health agreement

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The UK Government has unilaterally decided to end the reciprocal health agreement with the Isle of Man - this means that, from April 2010, UK residents visiting the island will no longer be covered for medical care and Manx residents will no longer be covered for medical care should they be taken ill in the UK. Anyone taking a ferry to the Isle of Man will need to have health insurance.

If you don't agree with this and would like to let the British Government know your feelings, click here to sign the official petition on the No.10 website and send this article to as many of your friends as you can so they may do likewise.

The UK has reciprocal health agreements with all EU countries and with many others including:

Anguilla, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Falkland Islands, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, St Helena, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uzbekistan, Ukraine.
There are no plans to end any of these other agreements and no reasons have been given as to why the UK Government have decided to remove the agreement with the Isle of Man.
If you feel really strongly about this and you are UK-based let your MP know as it's been kept very quiet in the UK and most members of Parliament are not aware of the change. If you are Island based, get any UK relatives to do so.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2010 14:25  

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