Deze vraag heeft geen betrekking op in Spanje wonende verdragsgerechtigden en hun familieleden
Question for written answer E-001107/2019 to the Commission Rule 130
Ana Miranda (Verts/ALE)
Subject: Exclusion from health cover for people resident in Spain as a result of family reunification
Despite the measures taken by the Spanish government to provide universal healthcare, this does not apply to all groups in the same way. In fact, where the parents of Spanish citizens reside in Spain as a result of family reunification, they are not entitled to healthcare covered by public funds under the Spanish National Health System.
This exclusion from health cover is particularly serious for people suffering from cancer, who, despite their old age, require private health insurance to obtain residence on the grounds of family reunification under the Ley de Extranjería (Aliens Act). In many cases, however, such private insurance does not cover the treatment of serious diseases diagnosed after arrival in Spain.
Like various medical associations, the Ombudsman has condemned the requirement for private health insurance for immigrants who have come to Spain through family reunification to be with their nationalised children.
1) Is the Commission aware of this situation?
2) What measures does it intend to adopt to put an end to this discrimination and to ensure that sick people can be properly treated for their illnesses in accordance with the applicable directive?