Andalucia Pledges Healthcare For Residents Who Migrate

By Editorial 17 January, 2014

A minister of the Government of Andalucia has pledged to defy a Spanish Government policy that will withdraw the right to healthcare to Spanish nationals who reside outside Spain for more than three months.

María José Sánchez Rubio, who is Andalucia's Minister for Equality, Health and Social Policy, condemned the restriction as an attack on those who had fared the worst due to the economic crisis and been forced to migrate in search of work.

The Minister confirmed that Andalucía would not "abandon" such migrants, and would continue to provide healthcare for all.

The socialist PSOE party says that the central Government's measure has been introduced "by the back door" and that economic migrants and students would be affected.

Tags: Spain | Expats | Healthcare | Welfare | Healthcare |


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