Friday, October 12, 2007

You mean "Free" health care isn't "free"?


Thousands of Britons who have taken early retirement and moved to France are to lose free health care under radical reforms introduced by France's new president.

In his drive to kick-start the French economy by creating a culture of hard work, Nicolas Sarkozy believes those who chose to retire early - under 65 - should not benefit from free health care.

During his election campaign earlier this year Mr Sarkozy said: "If you think 53 makes you old enough to retire, then fine, go ahead and retire. But don't expect the state to pay for it."