Does this mean that 2 years after Article 50 is invoked that retiree's of pensionable age who are and have been permanently resident in France for more than 5 years will only be allowed access to the French Health System providing they can pay for it. And that the contribution to the UK NI scheme, that I paid into for more than 40 years becomes irrelevant.
This all seems a bit harsh on those of us with ongoing serious medical conditions - which become more acute the older we get - that require permanent medication and frequent visits to Hospital. With no prospect of a pension increase to meet such costs.
However, if I meet the criteria for obtaining French Nationality, and I do, Wife is French, permanently resident for more than 5 years, good written/verbal french, no previous convictions, etc; Does that mean l will continue to get the level of Health care that l currently receive through the S1/Carte Vitale EU regulations?
Maybe the Republic will be so overwhelmed with Expat applications for French nationality, particularly from elderly residents that it changes the rules - something my beloved France is fond of doing. In any event I will be getting my Application off Tout de suite.