BBC NEWS | Europe | Plans to end health queues in EU
A blueprint for health care across the European Union is expected to call for an end to unjustified obstacles for patients who go abroad for treatment.
The European Commission will propose that any EU citizen should be entitled to care elsewhere, if the treatment is allowed in their own state.
But a patient may have to seek prior authorisation for hospital care.
The commissions proposals follow court rulings that patients should be reimbursed for care at home or abroad.