Thanks Jeff. Most interesting. Looking at the text, one portion stands out as a possible problem: "Paradoxically, even though we have health care, you will still need evidence of a state or private insurance fund to get a residence permit. But you can always take a basic one out for 12 months and let it lapse like my Russian friends do! (A UK EHIC card is often accepted as evidence of healthcarebut this will obviously be no longer the case post-Brexit).
This is obviously going to be a relief to some of us, who have properly registered and got permanent residency permits. However, the rumour mill is persistently pointing out that post-BREXIT, those permanent residency permits will have to be exchanged for new, biometric ones. Conditions for getting the exchange include a) proof of no criminal record (wonder how one can do that?); b) proof of sufficient funds for sellf-support and crucially, c) proof of health insurance. This might work against us regarding the 2016 law unless by the time this new permit comes into being, the UK and Greece have come to a sensible and workable agreement on health care. Given the government's record, it could be a long time coming! One other question: does the phrase in the quote 'take a basic one out' refer to a basic residency permit (??) or a basic health insurance policy? If the latter, that will still prove virtually impossible for some of us on age and previous medical history basis.
Still one to watch, although the general tenor of your posting is mildly comforting - at least for the near future! Thanks again. Bob.
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