Monday 10 August 2015

Daily Mail uncovers widespread EHIC card fraud

The Daily Mail have uncovered widespread EU Health Insurance Card (EHIC) fraud by eastern Europeans.

Using a Hungarian undercover reporter, the Daily Mail have found that EU citizens in eastern Europe have been using fake addresses to register with GPs in the UK and then apply for an EHIC card which entitles them to free emergency medical treatment in their own country. But unscrupulous doctors are providing non emergency medical treatment abroad and charging it back to the NHS.