The EU is apparently to allow all EU members to seek medical treatment anywhere within the EU especially if there is undue delay at home with financial compensation for member states who may feel unduly swamped by health tourism to an extent that their own provisions become over extended (if we were to take our own NHS as an example). If this EU directive is put in place then maybe I’ll finally get some dental treatment (I have several years wait for an NHS dentist here and after all that it’s certainly not free or even of a high standard) .
Reimbursement for hospital treatment abroad will require the prior consent of your home government but non hospital treatment will not and so under EU law will entitle the individual to claim the costs incurred back directly.
I’m happy. I bet the Daily Mail won’t be though.