The major difference between the UK and the rest of the EU with regards to health care is that the UK system is not geared to request the EHIC card. Also in the rest of the EU all health care is dependent on the EHIC card, whereas in the UK does this include Primary Care, contacting GPs, will GP surgeries even ask to see an EHIC card, let alone will hospitals.

The UK Health Care system is set up to be fleeced by non-UK citizens because of our reluctance to ask the right questions.

So is it even non-UK citizens not willing to pay, but ourselves by not asking the right questions, for if you do not ask, you will not get.