British expats living in the EU do get free medical care only because the bill is sent to Britain and paid for by the NHS. It is under an Agreement that we do the same with Polish and other Europeans living here but Britain probably doesn’t receive payment from other countries because we are too silly. There are 3 million EU migrants here and 1 million Brits there which means that should it be stopped we will be better off. Spain by the way, which is never mentioned on TV, do not recognise these cards and everything medical has to be dealt with by private holiday insurance. I have my doubts about Greece as well.