Since the Decree was issued we have spoken to 100's of customers who have tried and failed
Within the last 6 months we have spoken to many people who have tried to obtain the Free Spanish Healthcare and been turned away. Some have tried several times and others have employed lawyers or Spanish gestors to assist in the process.
Beware of Spanish Banks and their medical insurance deals.
In Spain there are many Banks and Expat organizations who offer Spanish Medical Insurance via some of the big name Insurers.
We need to be aware that these Insurances are usually the same price or maybe a few euros cheaper per annum than buying it direct from the insurance company , but they do not normally offer the same cover as you would receive were you to insure direct with the Insurance Company.