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Good News on Isle of Man Health Agreement

Just as Right To Ride got involved in publicising the “Cancellation of Reciprocal Health Agreement”, we received news that the Reciprocal Health Agreement will remain in place for a further six months.

Cancellation of the agreement would have meant that all medical service fees apart from A & E, would have had to met by any person visiting the Isle of Man and this would have meant taking out travel insurance .

Manx Radio reported that, Chief Minister Tony Brown made the shock announcement in Tynwald, the Parliament of the Isle of Man.

“He told the court and a packed public gallery that a temporary reciprocal health agreement would come in to place on April first to replace the outgoing one – and will then be evaluated.”

“Mr Brown said he’d only been told the news by the UK’s Secretary of State for Health Andy Burnham at lunchtime.” “Exact details aren’t clear yet”.

“But Mr Brown told Tynwald the British government’s change of mind had come about because of the pressure exerted by the Manx government, MPs and members of the public.”

“His announcement brought a great cheer from Tynwald members and people in the public gallery.”

Good news if you are heading to the TT races and good news all round for visitors and residents of the Isle of Man.

Hopefully the UK Government will see sense and make the temporary reciprocal health agreement permanent.

Links

The Cancellation of Reciprocal Health Agreement website – www.cancellationofreciprocalhealthagreement.org

MANX Radio – www.manxradio.com

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