Editor’s blog Monday 9 August 2010: Exporting pensioners
These figures on healthcare costs, expressed by UK-funded pensioners moving abroad in the EU on a E121, are interesting.
The destination countries are no surprise: Spain wins by a country mile. France a significant second, with Cyprus third, and Italy, Germany, Greece and Portugal scrapping for a repercharge place.
But the stats for Ireland (as in Republic of) are intriguing.
Zero. Not one single person who has NHS 'cover' retired to Ireland.
Seems a bit curious.