Hi Folks, My wife and I arrived in France two years ago and over the past 18 months have been trying through CPAM in Tours to get into the health system
My wife who is 60 has a social security number.
I'm 65 and still have a temporary number.
We've been through all the usual hoops, but no indication yet of being allowed to apply for a carte vitale.
Our fear is that since Brexit the chances of getting access to health care will be kicked into the long grass.
Since being here, I had to spend a week in hospital and have an emergency operation..the bill of 7000 euros was put on my EHIC card just before it ran out.
The question I hope someone can clarify is does the fact my wife has a social security number mean she is covered for healthcare..but I'm not because mine is temporary.
Quotes for even basic health cover around 800 euros a month is way out of our budget
appreciate any help