European Health Insurance statistics

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Dear Department of Health,

Please can you provide me with data for the last five years regarding how much the Department of Health has reimbursed other countries participating in the European Health Insurance Card scheme for treatment that UK nationals have had in those countries?

I would also like the data for the last five years regarding how much the treatment of people from countries participating in the European Health Insurance scheme has cost the Department of Health.

Yours faithfully,

Henry Green

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Green,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 5 November 2012.  I
have been asked to reply.

Please find the full response attached. 

Yours sincerely,
Catherine Assheton-Stones
Freedom of Information
Department of Health

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